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Is this a Wasp?

 
 
Reply Mon 5 May, 2014 02:58 pm
Hello,

I saw this yesterday, In South Wales, UK. It was about 5-6 cm long and did not fly away or move while I looked at it up close. The yellow bands on the abdomen are very faint and almost white. The head is completely black and the antennae are orange. Two sets of wings, two sets of main legs with large thighs. Is this a predatory wasp?

http://i482.photobucket.com/albums/rr182/the_flying_elvi/Photo-0014.jpg
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Mon 5 May, 2014 04:59 pm
@The Mighty Elvi,
Very hard to tell without seeing the face/head.
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bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Mon 5 May, 2014 05:45 pm
A fly of some sort.
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Mon 5 May, 2014 07:41 pm
@The Mighty Elvi,
I think it's probably some type of Clearwing Moth. Maybe a hornet moth or a tiger moth.
bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Tue 6 May, 2014 07:21 am
@rosborne979,
No proboscus.
rosborne979
 
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Reply Wed 7 May, 2014 04:12 am
@bobsal u1553115,
How can you tell? I can't see it's head.
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Linkat
 
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Reply Tue 20 May, 2014 06:50 am
@The Mighty Elvi,
No this is a WASP

http://ahumorsite.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/couple-of-WASPs.jpg

Q: How can you tell the only WASP in the shower?
A: He’s the one with The Wall Street Journal on his lap.

Q: What do call a WASP who doesn’t work for his father, isn’t a lawyer and believes in social causes?
A: A failure.

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smartguyd
 
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Reply Fri 17 Apr, 2015 06:26 am
@The Mighty Elvi,
I am aware that this post is about a year old but just for fun I will reply because I wana flaunt my smarts. While I can't positively identify this especially with just this single picture lacking some important visual info I can tell you a few things. First it is not a fly, you can clearly see it has two sets of wings while all flies(Diptera meaning two wings) only have a single set. It is also not likely a wasp or bee because it has a long thick abdomen that is not distinctly separated with a waist as is indicative of Hymenoptera. I would guess it is probably a moth.
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