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Can anyone ID this wasp from Italy? Sorry about the bad quality picture.
Hi it's one of the Ichneumon wasps, of which there are many thousands of different types.
Have a look on here: http://www.tuin-thijs.com/sluipwespen-ichneumon_wasps-engels.htm
and here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ichneumonoidea
Here's a better quality pic
I think it's a mud dauber wasp, gathering mud appropriately. Sceliphron caementarium might be worth checking out.