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Bug1

Observed: 3rd September 2013 By: chameleonrosechameleonrose’s reputation in Invertebrateschameleonrose’s reputation in Invertebrates
bug1
Description:

15mm long insect, looks like wasp, but I don't think it is!

Identifications
Species interactions

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rockwolf's picture

Yes a wasp

most likely one of the digger wasps (Crabroninae)
See this link: http://www.bwars.com/index.php?q=species_gallery/Crabroninae

chameleonrose's picture

Digger wasp

thanks! The children I was with when we spotted this wanted to know if it could sting them? I'm curious about how common/uncommon it is - though I suppose we need to ID it more specifically to establish that?