Subject: Fly or wasp
July 27, 2015 11:48 am
Picture taken 25th June 2015.
Abdomen and thorax colouring of Chrysidid wasp, head of a fly?
Any help with ID would be greatly appreciated.
Signature: Stevie in Edinburgh
We believe the similarity to the head of a fly in your image is an illusion, and that your Cuckoo Wasp is Chrysis ignita which is pictured on BWARS where it states the species is found: “Throughout England,Wales, Scotland and Ireland but not found on the Orkney and Shetland Islands. Recorded from the Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, the Isles of Scilly and the Channel Islands.”