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Location and Time: if u ask for an identification of a picture please provide some additional information about where and when the picture was taken (e.g. "East Germany, Elbe River near Magdeburg, August 2006")
Identifications: Please be aware that many species of bees and wasps cannot be identified down to a species with a picture only. Differences between some genera or species are very often minute and not visible on pictures because resolution is too low, the angle of the shot is not adequate or such... We do our best, but often we can only say a genus or subfamily for certain, goin further would be too speculative and therefore contraproductive.
careful ID: Feel free to provide an identification for a picture. But please be careful about it. If you are not 100% sure please write so (e.g. "cf."), and if you only have some opinions/suggestions for possible IDs please make that clear enough. We just want to circumvent misunderstandings and wrong impressions - but discussions are welcome.
Change of Post-Title: If you got your picture identfied, please change the title of the postings. That will make further searching more easy (e.g. before: "unknown hymenoptera", changed "Sphecodes spec." or "Ichneumonidae, Cryptinae" or "Tachysphex cf. pompiliformis"). Thanks!
Dr. Christian Schmid-Egger - expert for aculeate wasps, especially Pompilidae, Sphecidae/Crabronidae, Apidae, working on faunistics and taxonomy in Europe, for some groups whole Palaearctis and Africa.
Dipl. Biol. Eckart Stolle - working as a PhD student on functional genomics and population genetics in social hymenoptera (mostly honeybees and bumble bees), >10 years expertise in middle-european aculeate wasps (mostly faunistics, ecology and conservation)
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