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dalischone
dalischone  10293 forum posts Scotland
19 Apr 2006 - 11:21 AM

Hi guys, just wondered if anyone knows what this is?

http://www.ephotozine.com/gallery/showlargepic.cfm?photoid=460601

Thanks for your help.

Tracy

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cambirder
cambirder  107202 forum posts England
19 Apr 2006 - 11:29 AM

Its a wasp of some kind, I'll get back if I come up with a more accurate answer, but I don't have a good wasp field guide so dont hold your breath.

dalischone
dalischone  10293 forum posts Scotland
19 Apr 2006 - 11:40 AM

Thanks for your help Paul, if it helps it was about 2 inches long, it also had two bits at the back that looked like what I can only describe as antennae! It had five legs and looked liked it has lost one on the left side. Here was me thinking that it was some sort of beetle! Strange the things you get yourself into through photography!

Tracy

Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2006 - 11:51 AM

See comment on shot Tracy....

Ade x

I know I'm such an anorak!

cambirder
cambirder  107202 forum posts England
19 Apr 2006 - 11:56 AM

Those dangly bits on the tail help, your insect is a parasitic Ichneumon wasp of which there are over 2000 species found in the UK, so I am unable to pin it down to the exact species.

Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2006 - 12:04 PM

I think not Paul, but who am I to argue....Smile

Ade

cambirder
cambirder  107202 forum posts England
19 Apr 2006 - 12:06 PM

On the other hand I could be totally wrong and its osmans Sonefly although I cant find any pictures of that Stonefly showing those orange markings.

cambirder
cambirder  107202 forum posts England
19 Apr 2006 - 12:13 PM

This might help

Dinocras cephalotes

Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2006 - 12:15 PM

Fight yer over it.....LOL

cambirder
cambirder  107202 forum posts England
19 Apr 2006 - 12:16 PM

No, I think I have as much chance of being right as Man U have of winning the premiership

Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2006 - 12:25 PM

Sorry Paul.....See last comment on Tracy's picture, I have the book in front of me....

BTW I'm a big wuss really, just ask anyone who knows me Smile

Ade

feeling like I've given the green light for a whole shed load of abuse now

cdm36
cdm36  10391 forum posts England7 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2006 - 12:29 PM

Cor Ade, i'm impressed.. Sue must have been reading to you to get that far into the book Wink.

Chris Smile

Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2006 - 12:32 PM

I might have known you'd pipe up!........Cheeky swine!

cdm36
cdm36  10391 forum posts England7 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2006 - 12:33 PM

Whatever do you mean... lol.. Smile

Ian G W
Ian G W  11396 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2006 - 7:34 PM

While the entymologists are around, could anybody give me the name of this one please?

Thanks,

Ian.

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