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IMG_0453

Observed: 31st May 2009 By: colinlamondcolinlamond’s reputation in Invertebratescolinlamond’s reputation in Invertebratescolinlamond’s reputation in Invertebratescolinlamond’s reputation in Invertebrates
IMG_0453
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chrisbrooks's picture

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Colin, was this BIG

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Yes, I was taken with how large it was. I didn't have a macro lens with me, so the photo is not that great. I saw this in the New Forest.

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Size

The size would also suggest this species as well, aka the Giant Ichneumon.

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A nice Rhyssa persuasoria.

A nice Rhyssa persuasoria. The size and colour pattern are distinctive, although the size varies a lot. Some males, in particular, can be tiny.

Gavin Broad