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Unknown species - wasp?

Observed: 15th September 2013 By: Martin D. ParrMartin D. Parr’s reputation in InvertebratesMartin D. Parr’s reputation in Invertebrates
DSC_2576 wasp sp.

Long wings, pale lower legs, large first antennae segment


No identification made yet.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


ranon.2011's picture

Might it be a 'Cuckoo' wasp?

Might it be a 'Cuckoo' wasp?

stevegregory's picture

Looks like a male ant!

Looks like a male ant!

Martin D. Parr's picture

Thank you Ranon.2011 and Steve

Many thanks both, looks like this is not an easy one! I looked at cuckoo wasps and ants but can't find any that look quite right for this one.
Nearly all the cuckoo wasps have bright colours but I can see no sign of colour on this. and it looks too thin for most species too. I also looked at ants - not a great picture as you can't see the jaws, but the shape looks good otherwise. I can't find any with paler legs though, and the first antennae segment is too short for all the ones I looked at.

I think this may remain a mystery, but thank you both very much for your help.

kind regards, Martin