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Not an eristalis (3)

Observed: 4th September 2012 By: AmadanAmadan’s reputation in InvertebratesAmadan’s reputation in InvertebratesAmadan’s reputation in InvertebratesAmadan’s reputation in Invertebrates
Wasp dorsal
Wasp head
Description:

Not good photos, I'm afraid. Possibly a Crabronid? Also, not on an umbellifer, like the others.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Amadan's picture

Conops?

The way the wings are held made me think of this type of insect, but the body pattern looked rather different from my "known" photo - identified here in the past.
Thanks for the suggestion - will see if it gets any agreements!

chrisbrooks's picture

Conops

I have to say though it looks pretty similar to those on the carousel but as I said I'm out of my comfort zone really.

ophrys's picture

quadrifasciatus

Dark frons, orange femora without dark ring and shimmer stripe just about visible on side of thorax, points to quadrifasciatus.

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Amadan's picture

Again, many thanks

it was very active, and tricky to photograph. Thanks to both.