Wasp-like insect - Newport ponds, E. Yorks - Aug 09

Wasp-like insect - Newport ponds, E. Yorks - Aug 09

Observation - Wasp-like insect - Newport ponds, E. Yorks - Aug 09 - UK and Ireland. Description: Length of sbdomen makes it significantly larger than common wasp. Apparently nectaring on thistle flower in fairly wild grass/bush/tree landscape alongside fresh water ponds and near disused canal.

Length of sbdomen makes it significantly larger than common wasp. Apparently nectaring on thistle flower in fairly wild grass/bush/tree landscape alongside fresh water ponds and near disused canal.