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Gasteruption jaculator

Gasteruption jaculator

1 Species ID Suggestions

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 9 years ago
Gasteruption jaculator Gasteruption jaculator


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15 Comments

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Latimeria you cleared it well...
http://www.metafysica.nl/nature/insect/n...

Latimeria
Latimeria 9 years ago

Just to throw this in: that thin filament at the end of its abdomen isn't a tail, but an ovipositor. Looks like you've got a female here!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

I find most interesting Lead footed type of its rear long legs...!!

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 9 years ago

Cheers Ashish :-)

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Yes Eric...we must learn with such discussions..!!

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 9 years ago

Not squabbling @ ecoherence. We all help try to ID species here right Ashish?

Favoring Gasteruption jaculator more because its hind legs are club shaped, and when in flight, abdomen is upright. When resting, wings are folded below abdomen. :-)

ecoherence
ecoherence 9 years ago

Guys do not squabble, i think that Eric Noora is right, Gasteruption jaculator differs from ichneumon wasps by its lengthy neck, but not so lengthy than Megarhyssa greenei, and especially with the white tip ...
And it's also a specie of Europe, so...
Maybe it's not exactly this specie, maybe a mutation, but waw in 1 hour we found what is the most likely! So thanks to all!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Eric you might be closed... Ichneumon Wasp (Megarhyssa greenei)

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 9 years ago

Guys you may want to consider Gasteruption jaculator which is different from Ichneumon Wasps. :-)

http://www.naturespot.co.uk/species/gast...
http://toutunmondedansmonjardin.perso.ne...

ecoherence
ecoherence 9 years ago

You're right auntnance123, it's an Ichneumon Wasps, but i don't know which one... You know with the global warming is surely a specie of Africa in the south of France ...

auntnance123
auntnance123 9 years ago

Have you tried the ichneumon wasps? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ichneumonoi...

ecoherence
ecoherence 9 years ago

Yes Ashish i thought about an ammophila, but it's have a really big big tail...

ecoherence
ecoherence 9 years ago

Yes definitely strange....
And you can see it crosses it's 6 legs during the flight!
and on the last picture we can see also it's "beak" ...

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Mud dauber wasp..?

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Is that his tail in the last picture! It is strange!

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Cagnes-sur-Mer, Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur, Tromelin Island

Spotted on Aug 11, 2011
Submitted on Aug 11, 2011

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