thought at first it was a spider hunting wasp then saw an image of the ichneumon
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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 insects of britain and western europe, but with so many species in the family guess its hard to tell
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.
Lat/Lng: 51.4, -2.6
OS grid ref: ST5970