Is it a hoverfly

CloggieCloggie Posts: 1,153

imageimage Anyone know what this is, is it a juvenile wasp/hoverfly?

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 19,941

    Hi Cloggie. Its a hoverfly.

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  • CloggieCloggie Posts: 1,153

    thanks ladybird, they've got long back legs haven't they?

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 19,941

    Well I must admit that threw me for a moment and I'm not altogether sure it IS a hoverfly on second viewing. I cannot make out any wings and you can usually see them on hoverflies. Its definitely not a wasp but could be a teeny grasshopper????

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  • ShepsSheps Posts: 787

    Hi Cloggie...it's a Wasp Beetle  image 

    Sheps...

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 19,941

    Thank you for solving that one for us Sheps image

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  • ShepsSheps Posts: 787

    No problem Ladybird...it's a species of Longhorn Beetle that mimics a wasp to deter predators.

    Sheps...image

  • CloggieCloggie Posts: 1,153

    Cool.  Something else I've never seen before - love my "new" garden! image

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