What IS this bug?
I wonder if you can identify this beastie? We live 30 miles south of Paris in France. I have looked in all my books and on the web but find nothing like it. The only way I can describe it is a cross between a wasp, with thin yellow and black stripes, with a sting, but legs like a Daddy-Long-Legs. From head to sting it was about an inch. I look forward to hearing from you Regards
All we can tell you is that this is some species of Crane Fly in the family Tipulidae , but we do not know the genus, nor species. It resembles our North American genus Ctenophora as pictured on BugGuide.