This insect flew into my carport and I would like to know what it is. The photos are not very clear, but this description may help. From the antennae tip to the end of the rear tube which may be a device for egg laying or a sting? is approx 60mm. A large wasp like head, black and yellow body colouring, six legs, translucent wings and a distinctive in flight noise. The whole appearance was quite daunting. I live close to open countyside and woodland.Sorry about my description I am no scientist.
Thank you very much, now fully identified. I am not sure if this was disturbed from its habitat - there are tree felling operations in woodland about half a mile away, or if it was attracted to my log store under the carport, only time will tell. Thank you again.
They might even have come to the wood store inside the logs. A friend of mine took delivery of a load of logs for winter and when he went in to get some, months later, he found a dozen Urocerus flying around the window trying to get out