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Identity Please - It's Bugging Me!


roxpix 11 2.2k 11 Scotland
23 Aug 2010 6:45PM
Hi
Was up in the Highlands today and came across this bad boy but no idea what it is?
For info it was about the size of a Badger with a wingspan of about 3 feet..................Ok so maybe not that big but it did have its own flight crew, it was actually about 1 1/2 to 2 inch long excluding appendages, ID please?
apologies for quality as only had a 120-400 lens to hand to grab this

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chris_taylor Junior Member
23 Aug 2010 6:58PM
It looks like it could be a Horntail (Urocerus gigas).
Chris.
Terry L e2
11 580 5 England
23 Aug 2010 6:59PM
Looks very much like a Horntail Urocerous gigas
roxpix 11 2.2k 11 Scotland
23 Aug 2010 7:08PM
Cheers guys much appreciated, never seen one before Smile
discreetphoton e2
10 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2010 7:29PM
Quite impressive aren't they Smile And not as dangerous as they look.
roxpix 11 2.2k 11 Scotland
23 Aug 2010 7:37PM

Quote:And not as dangerous as they look.


I don't know about that, I'll wait to see if it ever brings my tripod back!!
discreetphoton e2
10 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2010 7:46PM
LOL!
davidcollins e2
9 104 1 Scotland
23 Aug 2010 9:23PM
yup a more common name is a wood wasp lovely looking things Smile

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