Subject: Found this critter in the kitchen today.
Geographic location of the bug: Sheffield, UK
August 26, 2017 12:33 AM
Can you identify this bug. Sheffield UK
How you want your letter signed: No
This is a parasitoid Ichneumon Wasp and there are several pictured on Nature Spot that look similar including Buathra laborator which is described on Nature Spot as being “Quite a large blackish insect with mainly orange legs. There are other similar species and expert help is needed with identification. ” Also similar looking is Pimpla rufipes which is described on Nature Spot as being: “Length about 15 mm. A mainly black species, but with bright orange legs, the hind pair of legs being only slightly larger than the other pairs. The ovipositor of the female is quite thick and short and the ‘waist’ between the thorax and abdomen is also quite short” and “Mainly an autumn species.”