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Aug 14, 2010 2:54 PM

Insect identification

Can anyon identify this insect for me please?  The first photo shows it head on to show the yellow markings, which I think are at the back of the head and the front of the thorax.  The second shows it sideways on to show the markings along the thorax.  There is a common wasp and a small fly in the 2nd photo, I've left the wasp in as it gives an indication of size and I've left the fly in as it would be a bonus to get an id on that as well (I think it might be a fruit fly).


I thought the main insect I am trying to id would be easy as it's markings are very distinctive but I didn't realise just how many black and yellow flies/wasp/insects there are!  I have tried various kinds of wasp (ichneumon, digger) and flies but with no luck.

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    Aug 17, 2010 9:20 PM (in response to AngieC)
    Re: Insect identification
    Tricky.  I think it is Mellinus arvensis (Linnaeus 1758) but wasps are not my 'thing' and I only came to this conclusion by matching pictures.
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