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Arachnospila? > Symphyta, Macrophya?

Postby Karola on 13 Dec 2017, 12:14


first I thought of a Symphyta but when I looked for pictures of black wasps with some orange at the abdomen I found similar looking spider wasps.

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Re: Arachnospila?

Postby tlegrand on 13 Dec 2017, 23:25

I think this is a Symphyta, like Macrophya sp. (do you have a side view ?)
Some Tenthredininae mimick very well Pompilidae and Ichneumonidae
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Re: Arachnospila?

Postby piros on 14 Dec 2017, 15:46

Definitely Symphyta.


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Re: Arachnospila?

Postby Karola on 15 Dec 2017, 21:07

The two photos are the only ones. These wasps are running around too much... So my first idea of Symphyta was the correct one.

I now searched for Macrophya: the colours (mainly black with no white spots, and some orange at the abdomen) could match with Macrophya annulata.

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