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Ichneumon Wasp-Shetland. ~ Diplazon pectoratorius
Roger Thomason
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Posted on 03-06-2022 21:45
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Found this one in the garden today. Anyone able to stick an ID on it?


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Edited by Roger Thomason on 04-06-2022 17:04
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Hi Roger, what about Diplazon pectoratorius EDIT hunting syrphidae larvae?
Edited by eklans on 04-06-2022 10:34
Greetings, Eric
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Looks good to me Eric. There are always Syrphids in and about those Aquilegia flowers because of all the greenfly. The reason I grow them and never spray. Got photos of them sucking up the honeydew off the aphids then laying eggs. Ready made food supply[and drinks bar].


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Hi Roger, D. pectoratorius is the correct ID:
"Colouration of females.
Antenna dark brown. Head and mesosoma black, face with yellow along inner orbits, without yellow central face patch, yellow on clypeus and mouthparts, hind corner of pronotum, tegula, subtegular ridge, large shoulder mark, upper mesepimeron; scutellum at least with yellow tip, remainder orange. Mesosoma largely orange, at least on mesopleuron and mesosternum, often also on mesoscutum and part of propodeum; the distinctive orange colouration is very rarely reduced to a dark red on mesopleuron. Legs including coxae orange, fore and mid coxae often with yellow apices; femora orange; hind tibia white with an irregular subbasal dark spot and a dark apex, hind tarsus dark, but first tarsomere with white base. Metasoma black."

Edited by eklans on 04-06-2022 17:49
Greetings, Eric
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