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Parasitoid wasp

Observed: 3rd November 2013 By: JessicaBluebellsJessicaBluebells’s reputation in Invertebrates

A large red wasp with very long curled antennae. Having never identified any of the UK's 6000 parasitoid wasps before I would have a guess at Ophion obscuratus, there is a good page on NHM which influenced my identification.

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My best guess

Ophion looks right for genus, but there's not enough detail in the photos to tell it this is O. obscuratus. Needs to show the pale marks on the head etc. to get there. You might well have seen that in real life, by the pic doesn't show enough detail.