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I spotted this rather strange looking insect with a very long 'rear end', ID would be greatly appreciated.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:sting in the tail
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:26 Jun 2013 - 6:24 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Macro, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:69
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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6102 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2013 - 6:35 AM

Morning Carol, a very alien looking creature and superbly captured. Is it some form of wasp?

Andy

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2013 - 6:38 AM

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 Sad

Ade

Last Modified By Ade_Osman at 26 Jun 2013 - 6:40 AM

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GarrathE
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26 Jun 2013 - 6:43 AM

Two brilliant shots, as noted already, of a very alien looking beastie!

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Caziwinkles
26 Jun 2013 - 7:10 AM

Fascinating images Carol - not seen one of these - maybe I wouldn't want to!! Wink

Carol

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2013 - 7:13 AM

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!

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84292 forum posts England163 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2013 - 7:14 AM

Ade's beaten me to it this morning! Grin A lovely capture, lots of brilliant details! Smile

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64470 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2013 - 7:14 AM

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.
x

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fentiger
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26 Jun 2013 - 7:38 AM

Looks as if it could go with a good meal Smile Another special macro capture.

Albert

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Badgerfred
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26 Jun 2013 - 7:43 AM

Well spotted and captured Carol, excellent shots,
Fred.

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LynneJoyce
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26 Jun 2013 - 7:44 AM

Wonderful capture of this insect Suoermodel!

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hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk e2 Member 4hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2013 - 7:51 AM

Stunning images
mike

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unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
26 Jun 2013 - 7:53 AM

David Attenborough watch out Carol is about !! AMAZING images a wonderful find ! GxGrin

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CaroleS
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26 Jun 2013 - 8:02 AM

Excellent detail Carol.
Carole

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2013 - 9:06 AM

Once again a pair of incredible images Carol. What a superb little creature - nature can be quite amazing.

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5259 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2013 - 9:15 AM

Two excellent images Carol.

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rontear
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26 Jun 2013 - 9:18 AM

Very good study Carol.
Ron.

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2013 - 10:23 AM

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.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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leontari
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26 Jun 2013 - 10:26 AM

Two excellently detailed images, Carol.
Effrossini

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Growmore
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26 Jun 2013 - 10:43 AM

Great captures of this fantastic looking insect Carol.
Gary

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TonyDy
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26 Jun 2013 - 11:43 AM

Excellent shots, Carol - I agree with Ade but can't find an exact match in my Chinnery insect book. The closest is Rhyssa Persuasoria.
Tony

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lonely_oryx
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26 Jun 2013 - 11:53 AM

A very strange insect indeed

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digital_boi
26 Jun 2013 - 12:13 PM

excellent

Graham

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Fefe
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26 Jun 2013 - 1:14 PM

He is a weird looking thingymebob JosephineWinkWink
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LuDa
LuDa  1 United States
26 Jun 2013 - 1:26 PM

Carol superb images, sharp and great compositionSmileSmileSmileSmile
Regards,
LuDa

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AnnChown
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26 Jun 2013 - 2:15 PM

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.
Ann

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TrevBatWCC
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26 Jun 2013 - 3:51 PM

What a amazing variety of creatures you have there, Carol! Something else here I've never seen before Wink Don't think I'd want to be on the receiving end of that tail! Wink
Trev Smile

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andylea
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26 Jun 2013 - 3:54 PM

v1 for me today carol a cracking close up nice one Wink
andy

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BIGRY1
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26 Jun 2013 - 3:54 PM

A stunning set of macros. I wouldn't want to be a caterpillar with one of them flying around!TongueGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan

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DicksPics
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26 Jun 2013 - 4:15 PM

Two real stunners, Carol!
It's been quite educational reading these comments!

Richard

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Brian65
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26 Jun 2013 - 4:42 PM

Stunning shots again Carol.
Brian

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basith
basith  2 Sri Lanka
26 Jun 2013 - 5:08 PM

I do like this capture.
Excellent detail.

Basith

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ColleenA
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26 Jun 2013 - 5:45 PM

Wow what an alien looking creature, superb captures and interesting information ........

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ChrisWallace
26 Jun 2013 - 5:48 PM

Nice composition of a great capture Carol, ichneumon fly's are not easy to capture.
Chris

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dmhuynh72
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26 Jun 2013 - 6:16 PM

Strange and I've never seen one before, well spotted and capture.
regards
Yung

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26 Jun 2013 - 6:46 PM


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 Sad

Ade

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

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evelen
evelen  9 England
26 Jun 2013 - 6:47 PM

excellent shots carol. I have not seen one of these before strange looking creature.
eve.Smile

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jaktis
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26 Jun 2013 - 7:46 PM

What an interesting insect with those special legs

Peter

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26 Jun 2013 - 9:20 PM

Well done Carol, excellent nature photography.
David

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Holmewood
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26 Jun 2013 - 9:56 PM

Fantastic shots

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bricurtis
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26 Jun 2013 - 11:50 PM

Two cracking detailed pics Carol - I've seen these but not managed to bag one.
Brian.

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debu
debu  4 India
27 Jun 2013 - 2:28 AM

Excellent images.
debu

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ChiliMan
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27 Jun 2013 - 8:54 AM

Whoa...wonderful captures of this VERY bizarre beastie, Carol! And many thanks to Ade for the ID Smile

H.R. Giger would LOVE this wasp. Its inspiration could very well feature in the next "Aliens" movie Grin

Andrew

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Chinga
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27 Jun 2013 - 1:01 PM

How unusual your little beastie... Very interesting insect! Grin
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28 Jun 2013 - 8:03 AM

superb

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annettep38
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28 Jun 2013 - 4:59 PM

definitely from outer space Smile
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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