The wasp has an orange head, black thorax and black abdomen with white patterns on flank. The wings are tinted black in colour. 20mm body length
Braconid wasps live in urban areas, forests,woodlands and wetland - this specimen was seen and photographed on a window of my house.
Closely related to the Ichneumonid wasps and this species is a parasitoid of Longicorn beetle larvae. The ovipositor can be seen clearly in the photograph.