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Fly with orange legs and long 'tail'

Observed: 12th July 2013 By: jaynejayne’s reputation in Invertebratesjayne’s reputation in Invertebrates

large fly/insect with long 'tail' at end of abdomen.
Seen in wooded area by the side of the River Shiel

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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I'm fairly sure

It is an Ichneumon wasp, but they are very difficult. I believe quite a few web images are incorrectly identified.
I don't think anyone of my age can type or write "ichneumon" without thinking of "Mad" magazine's Alfred E Neuman - any more than we can hear the William Tell Overture without thinking of the Lone Ranger...

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Thank you

Thank you for your identification and comments. I will certainly remember that name now :)