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Sawfly sp.?

Observed: 13th April 2012 By: hatbirderhatbirder’s reputation in Invertebrates

Mostly orange red with blue-black markings as seen in the photo. Apologies for terrible image! Presumed sawfly or wasp (can't quite tell if it has a waist).


No identification made yet.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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parasitic wasp?

The wing venation and the antennae with lots of segments make me think this is more likely to be a parasitic wasp of some sort - certainly not an insect I recognise I'm afraid!

Entomologist and biological recorder

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Thanks for looking anyway :)

Thanks for looking anyway :) Without a better photo or a specimen I doubt I'll get any further, but I now have slightly more idea how to look through the parasitica so I'll keep digging.