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?beetle

Observed: 30th June 2013 By: Marion JMarion J’s reputation in InvertebratesMarion J’s reputation in InvertebratesMarion J’s reputation in Invertebrates
?beetle
Description:
Identifications
  • Beetle
    Confidence: It might be this.
  •  
    Likely ID
    ichneumon wasp
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

ranon.2011's picture

Ichneumon Wasp maybe?

Ichneumon Wasp maybe?

Marion J's picture

ichneumon wasp

Thank you - I have done a bit of research and think you're probably right. I wasn't convinced it was a beetle (in fact my first impression was that it was a giant ant). Presumably the ?ovipositor is in fact a sting! The general shape and colouring look more like photos of ichneumon wasps. The photo isn't great - it was just inside the window and against the light.