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Amblyteles armatorius

Observed: 2nd August 2009 By: squirrelsquirrel’s reputation in Invertebratessquirrel’s reputation in Invertebratessquirrel’s reputation in Invertebratessquirrel’s reputation in Invertebrates
wasp
wasp
Description:

thought at first it was a spider hunting wasp then saw an image of the ichneumon

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Martin Harvey's picture

not Amblyteles armatorius

Sorry, I don't think this can be Amblyteles armatorius, which should have different markings on the abdomne, yellower legs, and yellow-orange base to the antennae. I don't know what it is though.

There are an awful lot of misidentified ichneumon photos on the web!

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was going by michael chinery

was going by michael chinery insects of britain and western europe, but with so many species in the family guess its hard to tell

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DavidNotton's picture

not armatorius

Agree with Martin. Specimens with a single broad yellow band at base of gaster are not Amblyteles armatorius, which has a series of narrow yellow bands in the female, e.g. http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/86404 and two irregular yellow bands in the male, e.g. http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/224563.