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Thread: 'Waspy' thing? - id if you can please - i now have a photo!

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    Default 'Waspy' thing? - id if you can please - i now have a photo!

    Ok this is the beastie we would like an ID for please?
    The drawn circle underneath is round the edge of a 10p piece so you have scale.
    My initial thought is still a wood wasp but i thought they were smaller

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    Hello Tugmistress,

    Yes this is def a Wood Wasp.

    We were out workin the logs and came across a few on our batch. They are quite big right enough. Prob flown up from my garden just below u haha x

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    lol anne, thank you - this one was found on the QE pier down hill, i guess it's around with all the logs coming in for the log boats.
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    Are they as bad tempered and do they sting like normal wasps?

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    I have no idea binnes, this one was found dead already on the pier, i hope not looking at the size of it!
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    Hi, Tuggs. Def a wood wasp - take a look at that 'bad boy' egg tube at the rear! It's no big by comparison to the British Hornet... similar colouration but bigger that a 50p coin! Nice thing about those guys is that they hate ordinary wasps.
    "Step sideways, pause and study those around you. You will learn a great deal."

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