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coal tit Sunday 23rd August 2015 09:58

Wasp or Fly.
 
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I photographed this wasp or fly species last year in my kitchen the body Shape Itself is bottle shaped which I find quite attractive and very streamlined to look at, have never from memory seen one like it before perhaps some one May Tell me more about this creature.

aeshna5 Sunday 23rd August 2015 13:51

Looks like the conopid fly Conops quadrifasciatus, which is a parasitoid of bumblebees.

Ficedula Sunday 23rd August 2015 18:00

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Originally Posted by aeshna5 (Post 3269671)
Looks like the conopid fly Conops quadrifasciatus, which is a parasitoid of bumblebees.

Agree, male.

coal tit Monday 24th August 2015 16:30

Wasp or Fly.
 
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Originally Posted by aeshna5 (Post 3269671)
Looks like the conopid fly Conops quadrifasciatus, which is a parasitoid of bumblebees.

Thankyou aeshna for the Id
Has quadrifasciatus replaced quadrifasciata has that is what I have it come Under from a late 1970,s natural history guide of britain and northern europe The thickhead fly.

coal tit Monday 24th August 2015 16:31

Wasp or Fly.
 
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Originally Posted by Ficedula (Post 3269771)
Agree, male.

Thank you Ficedula.


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