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Insect ID, please?

Can anyone identify this little creature, please? 
I found it, dead, on the bedroom carpet today. It measures 2.5cm overall.

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  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,412
  • RoddersUKRoddersUK Posts: 536
    Some type of parasitic wasp is my guess
  • ShepsSheps Posts: 2,105
    It does look like one of the ichneumon wasps in the above link.
  • Ugh! Thank you! 🙂
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,112
    Fascinating little creatures … the gardeners friend … their prey includes sawfly larvae 👍 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





  • ... and butterflies ... and bees. ☹️
  • FireFire Posts: 17,373
    circle of life etc etc
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,112
    As @Fire says … it’s all part of the circle of life … everything has its role in the ecosystem… when we interfere and encourage the ones we like and try to get rid of the ones we don’t, it’s then that we destroy the balance and cause problems. 
    😊 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





  • If it takes out cabbage whites it's your friend.
  • Yes, @Fire and @Dovefromabove ... and think I can just about still remember life cycles etc from my teaching days as I'm only recently retired! 🧐 🤣
    But still ... ugh!
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