Ichneuman wasps

Ichneuman wasps

Observation - Ichneuman wasps. Description: I have attached a series of photos of Ichneuman wasps - as far as I know. I've read the excellent notes on the subject by Martin Harvey, from 2010,http://www.ispotnature.org/node/100349?nav=search but I don't really know if I am getting it right. I have

I have attached a series of photos of Ichneuman wasps - as far as I know. I've read the excellent notes on the subject by Martin Harvey, from 2010,http://www.ispotnature.org/node/100349?nav=search but I don't really know if I am getting it right. I have recently photographed a couple of what I thought were Ichneuman wasps which other better informed prople have said are spider wasps. I don't know the difference apart from maybe size, which seems tenuous. I hvae therefore put up photos and what I think they are. I don't know either if there is a male/female difference so if they are all different species. If this is misusing the site please accept my apologies.