Sunday, 12 August 2018
Mystery Insect, Possibly Cuckoo Wasp
This insect was in my Suffolk garden today (it was actually on 15th, but I'm keeping holiday posts together). I'm wondering if it might be a solitary bee or a cuckoo wasp (or possibly a kind of fly). We see Ruby-tailed Wasps most years. Please leave a comment if you know ...
Update: thanks to a kind enthusiast on iSpot, it seems it may well be a Tachinid fly, possibly genus Cylindromyia.And further thanks to Conehead54 who tells me in the Comments below that it is 'Eriothrix rufomaculata, which is a parasitoid of various moth larvae.'