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26/05/2013 at 11:46

I haveadustbin half filled with rotting leaves, may be a couple of apples in there too.  there are 30/40 yellow and black stripped 1/2" insects on top of the leaves by the end of the day they are sitting on the sides.  iwhat do you think they are?

should I wedge they lid open slightly so they can leave?

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26/05/2013 at 12:45

Look like wasps to me which probably came from an adult laying eggs in the apples.  I'd leave to top off until they are gone.

26/05/2013 at 13:09

however hard I look at these still don't look like wasps. maybe the camera angle but body looks too wide and wings the wrong shape and angle. I agree about letting them out.

26/05/2013 at 16:24

Leave the lid off on a dry day . The only other thing I can think they remind me of are Hornetts. But only ever seen a dead one up close and this was big.  I must agree with nut though the body looks too plumped up . The body of this dead Hornet was like a big fat grub.

26/05/2013 at 16:54

Thanks for your replies. theres a lot of them if the are hornets.  wondered if they are  hooverflys.Whatever I would rather they left.

26/05/2013 at 16:59

They'd probaly like to leave as well Vonmarr. You said they were half an inch long. That would be a very small hornet.

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