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ID black wasp(?) with 2 yellow stripes, solved: Scolia hirta

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Offline Petrea

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« on: October 23, 2010, 20:41 PM »
Apparently this creature thinks it´s an ant, at least it tried to squize into the cracks in my terrace floor, where the ants usually live. He is ca 2 cm long.

You can just exactly spot the 2 yellow stripes on his left side.


What is he?

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Petrea
« Last Edit: October 24, 2010, 19:55 PM by Petrea »
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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2010, 21:18 PM »
Hi Petrea,
my first guess would be Scolia hirta with those two yellow stripes and the purple tinge to the wings........open to other ideas though!
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« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2010, 13:23 PM »
looks about right to me. Sue's got it spot on.

Lovely insect.

Andy

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« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2010, 19:56 PM »
I agree, thanks Sue.  :clapping:

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Petrea
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