Monday, 28 September 2009

Ichneumon wasp

This rather splendid Ichneumon wasp (Pimpla sp) was on our new patio doors

The oviposter is used to lay an egg onto a grub, which is then consumed when the egg hatches. Which may explan it's scientific name 'persuasive burglar'

As always, ID thanks to wild about britain forum - response in a record 60 seconds.

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