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What is this wasp / hornet?
« on: September 13, 2017, 05:07:26 pm »
Seen in Chiswick:





Any idea what that is?

nicknack

  • Fledgling Swampy
Re: What is this wasp / hornet?
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2017, 07:15:20 pm »
Hover fly?
This old man came rolling home.

Blodwyn Pig

  • what a nice chap
Re: What is this wasp / hornet?
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2017, 07:18:51 pm »

Re: What is this wasp / hornet?
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2017, 09:20:04 pm »
Not a jasper at all, quite innocuous and rather cute.
Never tell me the odds.

Re: What is this wasp / hornet?
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2017, 09:32:10 pm »
Cheers!

Only one pair of wings then, I had thought it was 2 pairs linked up. The waxy, oily part behind the head almost looked as if it was liquid. Also, the abdomen looks more furry and darker than most of the images I can see for the inanis version. I should have taken a side view.

This image is the closest I can find:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/haikulinde/151781176

T42

  • Old fool in a hurry
Re: What is this wasp / hornet?
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2017, 08:58:15 am »
Snap - almost:



Found this radiator mascot at the end of a ride a few years ago. Must have been there for a while, it was somewhat commotionné.
I dare eat all that may become a man.

But hold the oysters.

Re: What is this wasp / hornet?
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2017, 06:18:24 pm »
Just as well?

Horse Fly:



Worse than mozzies.
Sic transit and all that..