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Could anyone help me to identify this please?

Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 32,223
A friend of mine sent me this picture of a strange bug which she had found sunbathing on her Mum's waterbutt. It has me completely baffled and I'm hoping that someone may be able to help. Thanks for looking.
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  • ShepherdsBarnShepherdsBarn Posts: 103
    A spider wasp? 
  • corby008corby008 Posts: 29
    edited 16 May
    Might be cimbex femoratus.

    Sawflies

    https://www.sawflies.org.uk/cimbex-femoratus/


  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 18,626
    Maybe this. Maybe not. 🙂


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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 32,223
    Thank you very much, ShepherdsBarn, corby008 and PF.
    Both the spider wasp and cimbex femoratus certainly have the distinctive half black half orange colouring of the legs and the orange antennae shown in the picture my friend sent me. Those finds have been very helpful and I will pass on the information to my friend. Thank you once more.
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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 32,223
    @corby008, having sent the suggestions to my friend she has confirmed the bug as cimex femoratus, the birch sawfly. 👍

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