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fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 14,705

Can anybody I.D. this for me?

It was in the front garden this afternoon. Big body, noticeable as black and yellow, although when the wings are closed you cant see that. Photo is on an Ivy leaf.

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  • philippasmith2philippasmith2 Posts: 9,404

     Can't help on the id but I have them too..........nice little jobbies and not doing any harm............or at least as far as can seeimage

  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,253

    Off the top of my head fidgetbones I think its a species of wasp. I had one in my garden just the other day.

  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,253

    Amblyteles armatorius - the Ichneumon Wasp

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 14,705

    Thats the one. Well done fishy. I'm glad it doesn't have a sting.image

    A bit different from the one I saw on the fennel last year, that had a long ovipositor.

    Another bug to add to the list. image  The less i do, the more I find....

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    Is this the one that parasitises caterpillars?  Or one of them?

  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,253

    A wonderful species FB,it targets butterfly and moth caterpillars and its larvae devours them from the inside out.Isnt that lovely image

  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,253

    Yep Steve image

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 14,705

    It appears to parasitise caterpillars of emperor moths.   another one to look out for.

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
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