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Insect ID Please


dalischone e2
10 293 Scotland
19 Apr 2006 11:21AM
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 e2
11 7.2k England
19 Apr 2006 11:29AM
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 e2
10 293 Scotland
19 Apr 2006 11:40AM
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 e2
11 4.5k 36 England
19 Apr 2006 11:51AM
See comment on shot Tracy....

Ade x

I know I'm such an anorak!
cambirder e2
11 7.2k England
19 Apr 2006 11:56AM
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 e2
11 4.5k 36 England
19 Apr 2006 12:04PM
I think not Paul, but who am I to argue....Smile

Ade
cambirder e2
11 7.2k England
19 Apr 2006 12:06PM
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 e2
11 7.2k England
19 Apr 2006 12:13PM
This might help

Dinocras cephalotes
Ade_Osman e2
11 4.5k 36 England
19 Apr 2006 12:15PM
Fight yer over it.....LOL
cambirder e2
11 7.2k England
19 Apr 2006 12:16PM
No, I think I have as much chance of being right as Man U have of winning the premiership
Ade_Osman e2
11 4.5k 36 England
19 Apr 2006 12:25PM
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 e2
10 391 7 England
19 Apr 2006 12:29PM
Cor Ade, i'm impressed.. Sue must have been reading to you to get that far into the book Wink.

Chris Smile
Ade_Osman e2
11 4.5k 36 England
19 Apr 2006 12:32PM
I might have known you'd pipe up!........Cheeky swine!
cdm36 e2
10 391 7 England
19 Apr 2006 12:33PM
Whatever do you mean... lol.. Smile
Ian G W e2
11 396 3 England
19 Apr 2006 7:34PM
While the entymologists are around, could anybody give me the name of this one please?

Thanks,

Ian.

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