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Ichneumon wasp?

Observed: 6th July 2013 By: Colin007Colin007’s reputation in InvertebratesColin007’s reputation in InvertebratesColin007’s reputation in InvertebratesColin007’s reputation in Invertebrates
Ichneumon wasp
Description:

No idea, so I'll plump for the ubiquitous "Ichneumon Wasp". Can anyone confirm and/or narrow it down a bit?

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Parasitic Wasp

Thanks Chris

Colin

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Gasteruption wasps

The long neck and the raised abdomen point towards Gasteruption jaculator but I'm no expert. It isn't an Ichneumon. G jaculator is meant to be the'common' one but as far as I can see, it's only been recorded in thirty 10km squares in the UK. The second 'commonest' is meant to be 'assectator' in twelve 10km squares. I have no idea about 'foveolum', 'minutum' or 'pedmontanum'. I'm still working on getting an ID for mine.

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Gasteruption wasps

This is all great stuff. I'm just pleased to have got a picture. I followed it around and around some mint plants until it finally settled for a moment. I'm afraid that I tend to use "Ichneumon" for anything with a waist and an ovipositor!
Thanks for all the help

Colin