In Our Moth Trap. Is It A Fly ?

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In Our Moth Trap. Is It A Fly ?

Postby bobhelencoan on Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:21 pm

In Our Moth Trap. Is It A Fly ?

With the macro & micro moths this lovely coloured insect was crawling around.
Any help to identify it much appreciated.

Bob & Helen

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Re: In Our Moth Trap. Is It A Fly ?

Postby SteveH on Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:25 pm

Hi Bob & Helen,

Not entirely sure - could be a sawfly or a parasitic wasp ......

Cheers,
Steve

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Re: In Our Moth Trap. Is It A Fly ?

Postby SteveMcBill on Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:58 am

It is a Parasitic Wasp (Hymenoptera) as you can see the petiole (a 'waist' between teh abdomen abd the thorax). A Sawfly (Hymenoptera: Symphyta) does not have a 'waist'.

You may like to see if your wasp can be identified here: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/content/dam/nhmwww/take-part/identify-nature/british-ichneumonid-wasps-id-guide.pdf

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