Blakeney Bug

Blakeney Bug

Observation - Blakeney Bug - UK and Ireland. Description: Saw this interesting insect on a boat on the Fens in Blakeney, Norfolk. It was the middle of the day and it was sitting their quite un-phased by my sticking a camera lens so close to it! Very interesting, but that stinger on it's bottom looks quite form

Saw this interesting insect on a boat on the Fens in Blakeney, Norfolk. It was the middle of the day and it was sitting their quite un-phased by my sticking a camera lens so close to it! Very interesting, but that "stinger" on it's bottom looks quite formidable! What is it??? I think it might be some sort of wasp.