Some sort of wasp like insect

Insects aren't my thing usually, but it was raining and this guy was sheltering on the veranda handrail.

View all photos taken: Saturday, 4th December 2010, This photo: 2:04pm

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Comments

  • maasha said:
    Woderful thing. Post it at "ID please?" and see what they come up with?
  • SmartyPhoto said:
    That's great capture!
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  • Lockie Cooke said:
    Excellent shot David, composed perfectly !!
  • Craig 'Lego' Lyons said:
    Wonderful photo, the dash of orange colour makes this!
  • Matthew Williamson Photography said:
    What lens did you use here, Dave?
  • ronnietan15 said:
    wow, looks evil lol
  • O'Fazza said:
    Wouldn't want to run into that fella
  • Cobra_11 said:
    Excellent macro!
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/maasha] Done - we'll see what comes of it.
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/smartyphoto] [http://www.flickr.com/photos/45912900@N06] [http://www.flickr.com/photos/craiglyons] Thanks!
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/55351921@N06] Canon 100mm f/2.8 macro, shot at or very close to 1:1.
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/ronaldtan] A bit yeah.
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/34161104@N03] Well it's only very small, and seemed quite docile.
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/cobra_11] Thanks!
  • iainrmacaulay said:
    Looks like a Spider Wasp (Family Pompilidae)
    Iain
  • O'Fazza said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/dadegroot] Oh really? Hard to get a sense of scale with these things! And you mentioned it was some kind of wasp, and I've had many a run in with those buggers
  • looby88 said:
    if it is a wasp - over here like this they are harmless, parasitic, solitary wasps, lay there eggs on some hapless caterpillar - a living larder, gross ! Wonderful antennae
    www.ozanimals.com/Insect/Spider-Wasp/Pompilidae%20family/...
    if this is correct being Australian it can bite people but rarely does, any wasp that eats spiders is a good wasp !!!