Horntail

Horntail

Observation - Horntail - UK and Ireland. Description: This large , rather menacing-looking but harmless (however, I did take instinctive evasive action when she flew towards me!!), female sawfly (~3.5cm) landed on a wall in my garden this afternoon, and luckily stayed long enough for me to go inside and get

This large , rather menacing-looking but harmless (however, I did take instinctive evasive action when she flew towards me!!), female sawfly (~3.5cm) landed on a wall in my garden this afternoon, and luckily stayed long enough for me to go inside and get my camera. Unfortunately one of her antennae has broken off. A new species for me.