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Wasp for ID, please

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Offline lazza

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« on: August 21, 2015, 13:32 PM »
This fairly large wasp (c 20mm) was excavating a hole at the playground my kids use, underneath one of the swings (one daughter was terrified, one was fascinated!).

I can't find anything to match it in my Insect book (which is quite UK-centric), so wondered if anyone can help?

Thanks!

Offline andyj

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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2015, 20:41 PM »
Hi Iazza,

This is a Bembix species of solitary wasp. You find them in sandy places. Quite passive and not really harmful around kids etc as they are solitary (don't form hives or swarm etc).

Cheers

Andy