Thursday, August 06, 2015

Ichneumon haemorrhoicus ssp crassigena

This creature arrested my attention down in the orchard. It was quite active but landed on various apple leaves to allow me to take some pictures.
I recognised it as an ichneumon wasp as one of its cousins appeared in the studio last year. Having scoured the interweb I am pretty certain this is Ichneumon haemorrhoicus ssp crassigena. Not the prettiest of names, but there we are, it makes up for it with its looks.

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