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    Insect ID solitary wasp? (Cotswolds, UK)

    I think it is best to put this discussion to bed .I was never totally convinced with my first ID it was just a suggestion and unless you are publishing and you are happy with the ID , that should be good enough. I think sometimes forum disscissions break down , because some people forget that...
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    Insect ID solitary wasp? (Cotswolds, UK)

    It is definitely an Ichneumon Wasp , but as everyone else has said ,apart from a few species they are very tricky to ID with certainty . It isn’t P.rufipes as I punted earlier , size is wrong and I hadn’t noticed the white patch on the thorax .
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    Insect ID solitary wasp? (Cotswolds, UK)

    It looks like a male Ichnuemon Wasp — Pimpla rufipes , although that is about 15 mm in length .