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Bee/wasp id

This was in the garden yesterday. Could someone please tell me what it is. I take it, its not something to worry about.


  • WillowBarkWillowBark Posts: 236
    It looks like some kind of ichneumon wasp to me, although I couldn't tell you which species. They parasitise moth larvae. So they're a fascinating part of your garden's ecology.
  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 21,908
    edited June 2022

    Maybe Diphyus quadripunctorius. Or maybe his second cousin.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • Lorna95Lorna95 Posts: 436
    Thank you @WillowBark and @pansyface

    Pansyface I think you are right, I just searched it and it does look like it. 

    I love it when you discover a new visitor to the garden. 

    Thank you both. 
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