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    Photos Yellow Ophion Ichneumon wasp

    At least that's what I have narrowed it down to.


    Marvellous green eyes, this is likely to be Ophion luteus, a type of ichneumon wasp. It has a red or orange body, antennae and legs. The wings are clear with black veins. The abdomen is arched giving it a somewhat aggressive appearance. Ophions usually lay their eggs inside the body of caterpillars through a hair-like ovipositor. They have also been known to use this ovipositor in a defensive way when they feel threatened. The 'sting' of Ophion can cause some discomfort, so it's possible that the insect injects some irritant.


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    Copyright: Paul Iddon - A View of the UK
    Camera: Canon EOS 70D
    Lens: EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
    Exposure: Manual exposure, 1/250 sec, f/13, ISO 125




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    Default Re: Yellow Ophion Ichneumon wasp

    pictures better than the spelling now we know what you mean

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    Default Re: Yellow Ophion Ichneumon wasp

    Quote Originally Posted by the ghost View Post
    pictures better than the spelling now we know what you mean
    Haha - someone came in then...

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