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Ichneumons wasp


Ichneumons are parasitic wasps. Not sure of the exact type.


Found in our raspberry cage.

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1 Comment

bayucca 7 years ago

I checked some Ichneumonidae of UK, but did not find a reasonable match. Personally I do not think this is Ichneumon molitorius. This one should have white antennae part and yellowish femurs:
Just to show you the complexity of only Ichneumonidae in UK:
Key issue would be white spot on the head, colors of the femurs, tibias and feet (!), antennae color. A tremendous variability!!
My closest guess/hint would be: Cratichneumon sicarius, without being that confident, colors are somehow different...
I admit I have to capitulate, wasps are not really my business...
Just a few other links to compare:

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England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Aug 1, 2013
Submitted on Aug 8, 2013

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