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Sawfly (?) with long tail ID (Cumbria, UK) (1 Viewer)

gillean55

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Hello

I found this insect earlier today at the edge of a small group of deciduous trees in an open grassy area. It looks like a sawfly to me, but the closest match I've found is Urocerus gigas - which I'm pretty sure is wrong.

Any suggestions?

Thanks

Paul
 

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Ficedula

velico ergo sum
Hello

I found this insect earlier today at the edge of a small group of deciduous trees in an open grassy area. It looks like a sawfly to me, but the closest match I've found is Urocerus gigas - which I'm pretty sure is wrong.

Any suggestions?

Thanks

Paul

Ichneumonidae, possibly Banchinae?
 

Ficedula

velico ergo sum
Many thanks for the speedy response, Ficedula!

I'm sure you're right as I found the following image after Googling "Banchinae" which looks like a very good match to me:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banchinae#/media/File:Lissonota_sp01.jpg

I'm guessing that it's not going to be possible to ID it down to species level from this photo alone though!

Regards

Paul

not from a single shot, least not by me, Lissonota are common and diverse and most I find exceedingly difficult to name from specimens let alone a photo.
 

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