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Mystery monster

Saw this little chap in the garden so thought it a good time to try out my new macro lens
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Picture added on 10 June 2012 at 20:55
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Either a Common Wasp or a German Wasp. According to my 'sources' the facial markings are important in distinguishing between the two species. And wouldn't you just know it? Paul's wasp's face isn't typical of either species - but perhaps a little more like the so-called German Wasp. Is there a bona-fide hymenopterist out there who can help?
Added by Ian Hourston on 11 June 2012
Hi, lovely wasp photo which clearly shows a Tree Wasp D.sylvestris defined by clear yellow face and often with one black dot.
Added by Jon Orkney Pest Control Services on 21 June 2012
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