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Flying Insect Identification

This insect was in my conservatory and I don’t remember seeing it before. Apologies for the poor quality photos.


  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,391
    edited July 2018
    Black slip wasp, Pimpla rufipes:
    I consider them a friend as their main prey is the caterpillar of the Large White cabbage butterfly! :)
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 2,058
    Thank you. I’m glad I had a chance of seeing it and now knowing what it was. 
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 49,135
    Good to know isn't it ppatter? Fascinating what's all around us, working away, and we often know nothing about it!
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 2,058
    That’s so true. We should take more time to notice things around us. 🦗🤔
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