Ichneumonidae

Ichneumonidae

Observation - Ichneumonidae. Description: My Colins Field Guide appears to suggest an Ichneumon because of the Stigma (Dark patch on leading edge of forewing) plus the veining. But this is all a bit of guess work . I can never follow the identification keys I always get lost. Hope you can all

My Colins Field Guide appears to suggest an Ichneumon because of the Stigma (Dark patch on leading edge of forewing) plus the veining.
But this is all a bit of guess work .
I can never follow the identification keys I always get lost.
Hope you can all help.
******** 23-05-2012
Thanks for your suggestion of Braconidae , I have never heard of it before.
But when I check Wilkipedia gives the wing veining which is mostly open veins and not closed like my suspect.
Would appreciate your thoughts. Thanks