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Ichneumons wasp

Description:

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

Notes:

Found in our raspberry cage.

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bayucca
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:
http://eol.org/pages/3758764/overview
Just to show you the complexity of only Ichneumonidae in UK:
http://www.brc.ac.uk/downloads/Ichneumon...
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:
http://www.rutkies.de/bienen-3/Cratichne...
http://www.commanster.eu/commanster/Inse...
http://macroid.ru/showphoto.php?photo=43...
http://insektenfotos.de/forum/index.php?...



RachelHibberd
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RachelHibberd

England, United Kingdom

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

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