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Nov 3, 2011 1:07 AM

Is this an Ichneumon wasp?

Hi,

I believe this could belong to the Ichneumonidae family, and I have some idea to which species it might be but I'm an amateur and would like to hear from more knowledged people on this. I believe this is a female, judging by the colors.

 

Anyone know any more exact ID than it being Ichneumonidae ? or am I even way off on that?

 

Thanks.

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    Nov 3, 2011 6:17 AM (in response to Ratatoskr)
    Re: Is this an Ichneumon wasp?

    Well, you are very far off - because it is not even a "wasp" (Hymenoptera), it is a "fly" (Diptera)! It belongs to Chironomidae (note the "humpback" thorax and the long front legs). The plumed antennae tells that it is a male (you will never see antennae like that in a wasp!). There are loads of species of this family (in Sweden we have about 500, and I guess that the number in Britain is in the same magnitude), so I will never even try to go down below family level on this one.

     

    A few more images:http://www.cirrusimage.com/fly_midge.htm

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        Nov 3, 2011 5:13 PM (in response to Ratatoskr)
        Re: Is this an Ichneumon wasp?

        Yes! It is an Ichneumon sp. Ichneumon albiger? Ichneumon bucculentus? There are a few species around.

        Great photo, too.

        Thanks,

        Florin

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