I photographed this Sphecidae (Digger Wasp) on 3rd September 2011 near Pont Robert, Powys, Wales.
It was on a wooden post at the side of a large pond, adjacent to mixed woodland.
Any help in getting to genus or better still to species level, would be appreciated.
Hi Nettle Runner,
I see no-one's had a chance to reply to your post. I don't know much about identifying wasps, but until someone from the museum has a chance to reply you might want to take a look at these websites:
I found an online guide to identifying wasps in the field. It is an American website, but it might have some useful information:
This website is a bit more accessible and has a guide to identifying wasps if you want to have a go yourself:
Best of luck! Hopefully someone will be along to tell you what your specimen is soon!
Thank you norwegica for your reply and ID of the Digger Wasp. I can now look up further information of this species to learn more about it.
Thank you also Katherine Mc for your helpful comments