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Wasp ID please (Cambs. UK) (1 Viewer)


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Hi All

A small Ichy type wasp. But with some really distiguishing characteristics!
1) Red front and mid legs
2) Thorax - predominantly black with some cream markings
3) Abdomen - Red and Black. Pale/Cream under the red part
4) Eyes - Black with cream surrounds
5) Antenae - Black and as long as the thorax and abdomen
6) Rear legs - Black, with some red, white socks
I have looked through everything I can lay my hands and eyes on and can't find it.

Maybe I am missing it because I am not allowing enough variation?
Could someone take a look and see if they can ID it please?

Thanks, Gareth


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Very similar to a male

Ischnus inquisitorius , but without the white bands on the antennae.

Thanks creaturesnapper. Just out of curiosity, the "white band on the antenae" - are these simply a variable. That some have them and some don't. Do they appear with age or some other reason? Gareth
As far as I know it is not variable , but don’t quote me on that .There are so many species ,probably hundreds still to be identified .An expert in Hymenoptera might be able to answer your question .
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