London (change)
Today 9°C / 7°C
Tomorrow 10°C / 8°C
9 messages
31/05/2014 at 20:21

Can anybody I.D. this for me?

It was in the front garden this afternoon. Big body, noticeable as black and yellow, although when the wings are closed you cant see that. Photo is on an Ivy leaf.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/47614.jpg?width=233&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/47615.jpg?width=270&height=350&mode=max

 

31/05/2014 at 20:24

 Can't help on the id but I have them too..........nice little jobbies and not doing any harm............or at least as far as can see

31/05/2014 at 20:32

Off the top of my head fidgetbones I think its a species of wasp. I had one in my garden just the other day.

31/05/2014 at 20:40

Amblyteles armatorius - the Ichneumon Wasp

31/05/2014 at 20:47

Thats the one. Well done fishy. I'm glad it doesn't have a sting.

A bit different from the one I saw on the fennel last year, that had a long ovipositor.

Another bug to add to the list.   The less i do, the more I find....

31/05/2014 at 20:48

Is this the one that parasitises caterpillars?  Or one of them?

31/05/2014 at 20:50

A wonderful species FB,it targets butterfly and moth caterpillars and its larvae devours them from the inside out.Isnt that lovely 

31/05/2014 at 20:51

Yep Steve 

31/05/2014 at 21:09

It appears to parasitise caterpillars of emperor moths.   another one to look out for.

email image
9 messages