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Ichneumon

Observed: 26th September 2013 By: Louise GarnerLouise Garner’s reputation in Invertebrates
ichneumon
Description:

This spotted in our laundry room - Large dark coloured fly - looked black. Body excluding ovipositor 4-5cm, with ovipositor approx 10cm. We live in ancient woodland...On release it flew straight up with body vertical..
Poss Ichneumon wasp, but no obvious wasp like colouring.

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Joe Botting's picture

Probably Rhyssa

Our largest species is Rhyssa persuasoria, and it looks rather like this... but I don't know enough about them to justify adding an identification.