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I spotted this rather strange looking insect with a very long 'rear end', ID would be greatly appreciated.
Morning Carol, a very alien looking creature and superbly captured. Is it some form of wasp?
It's an ichneumon wasp Carol, not exactly sure on the definitive species and haven't got the time to look it up, but that should get you going.....It's not a sting BTW it's an ovipositor used for egg laying, usually into unfortunate caterpillars
Two brilliant shots, as noted already, of a very alien looking beastie!
Fascinating images Carol - not seen one of these - maybe I wouldn't want to!!
Alien and somewhat "evil" if an insect can look evil? It certainly looks quite vicious and I certainly wouldn't want one on my arm! Two magnificent images to start Wednesday with!
Ade's beaten me to it this morning! A lovely capture, lots of brilliant details!
For a skinny little thing, he really means business.
And thanks to Ade for the ident. I found one of these in my bedroom one day and sent it off to the Natural History Museum as I thought it might be some strange overseas creature, but I couldn't remember what they wrote back.
Looks as if it could go with a good meal Another special macro capture.
Well spotted and captured Carol, excellent shots,
Wonderful capture of this insect Suoermodel!
David Attenborough watch out Carol is about !! AMAZING images a wonderful find ! Gx
Excellent detail Carol.
Once again a pair of incredible images Carol. What a superb little creature - nature can be quite amazing.
Two excellent images Carol.
Very good study Carol.
Interesting that you should come across a bug you can't name!
The things we learn here are wonderful.
The long 'ovipositor' is quite remarkable.
Well seen Carol.
Two excellently detailed images, Carol.
Great captures of this fantastic looking insect Carol.
Excellent shots, Carol - I agree with Ade but can't find an exact match in my Chinnery insect book. The closest is Rhyssa Persuasoria.
A very strange insect indeed
He is a weird looking thingymebob Josephine
Carol superb images, sharp and great composition
I'd love to see one of these and I see Chris says she found one in her garden. It's certainly strange but well taken Carol.
What a amazing variety of creatures you have there, Carol! Something else here I've never seen before Don't think I'd want to be on the receiving end of that tail!
v1 for me today carol a cracking close up nice one
A stunning set of macros. I wouldn't want to be a caterpillar with one of them flying around!
Two real stunners, Carol!
It's been quite educational reading these comments!
Stunning shots again Carol.
I do like this capture.
Wow what an alien looking creature, superb captures and interesting information ........
Nice composition of a great capture Carol, ichneumon fly's are not easy to capture.
Strange and I've never seen one before, well spotted and capture.
Quote: It's an ichneumon wasp Carol, not exactly sure on the definitive species and haven't got the time to look it up, but that should get you going.....It's not a sting BTW it's an ovipositor used for egg laying, usually into unfortunate caterpillars
Still a sting in the tail for those poor caterpillars though! Two incredibly clear and detailed close ups Carol, what an unusual looking insect this is
excellent shots carol. I have not seen one of these before strange looking creature.
What an interesting insect with those special legs
Well done Carol, excellent nature photography.
Two cracking detailed pics Carol - I've seen these but not managed to bag one.
Whoa...wonderful captures of this VERY bizarre beastie, Carol! And many thanks to Ade for the ID
H.R. Giger would LOVE this wasp. Its inspiration could very well feature in the next "Aliens" movie
How unusual your little beastie... Very interesting insect!
definitely from outer space
I have seen a similar beastie here, got me wondering too. Now the riddle is solved thanks to you.
Love the contrast with your white flower.
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