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Wasp - for ID

Observed: 25th July 2013 By: ranon.2011ranon.2011’s reputation in Invertebratesranon.2011’s reputation in Invertebratesranon.2011’s reputation in Invertebratesranon.2011’s reputation in Invertebratesranon.2011’s reputation in Invertebrates
Wasp - 25.07.2013
Wasp - 25.07.2013 (1)
Description:

Can't quite place this one.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Wasp interacts

Comments

Mydaea's picture

It has no waist, so can't

It has no waist, so can't possibly be a wasp.

stho002's picture

If by "wasp" you mean

If by "wasp" you mean Hymenoptera, then the most primitive grade of wasps do not have a waist, i.e. the Symphyta

Stephen Thorpe

Mydaea's picture

I have never heard of a

I have never heard of a sawfly being called a 'wasp', nor of Hymenoptera being restricted to 'wasps'. Where do you place bees and ants? 'Wasp' as most people would understand it refers to a few families of the Aculeata, and the Parasitica, and it is largely an ecological term, not a taxonomic one, referring to those where the larvae are reared on animal matter.