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Sawfly (Xiphydria camelus)

By jasonrwl
I am sorry but I have no idea what this is - if one of you insect experts out there is able to id I would be most grateful. It was running around on a silver birch trunk - it's about 1cm long. Didn't see it fly although looking at those wings it looks like it can.

Anyway, thank you for your C&C's on yesterday's peacock butterfly and thanks for looking

Title amended courtesy of KarenFB - thank you.

Tags: Insect Wildlife and nature

Voters: phillG, LynneJoyce, KarenFB and 12 more

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LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2014 7:08AM
I don't know what it is either, just a slender, red legged beauty very nicely captured.

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KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
17 Apr 2014 7:12AM
I think it's a Sawfly (Xiphydria camelus), the black spike at the back is an ovipositor.

A brilliant capture, the details are lovely! Smile
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2014 7:15AM
Thank you Karen - that didn't take long - what a great community this is GrinGrinGrinGrin
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
17 Apr 2014 10:38AM
Wonderful capture, Jason.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2014 11:30AM
A lovely iridescence to your newly found Sawfly.
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taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
17 Apr 2014 1:27PM
It looks very business like, this ?Sawfly!
saltireblue Plus
8 8.0k 33 Norway
17 Apr 2014 7:44PM
Hmmm...deep fried...yummy.Wink

17 Apr 2014 7:57PM
oh wow

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