Ichneumon Wasp, Amblyteles armatorius
10 July 2010
Amblyteles armatorius, one of 6000 UK species of Ichneumon Wasp or Ichneumon Fly
Length is 15mm, excluding antennae
Amblyteles armatorius is a parasitic wasp with no sting,
this is a Batesian mimic - it looks like it could sting.
Internal parasitoids of the larvae and pupae of Lepidoptera,
Amblyteles lay eggs in larvae and emerge as adults fom pupae.