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Re: Large bee-type insect

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  • markj
    Ok I think Maria must be right...yes? Thanks Mark
    Message 1 of 6 , Jun 19, 2013
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      Ok

      I think Maria must be right...yes?

      Thanks

      Mark

      --- In bugclub@yahoogroups.com, "John Briden" <john.briden@...> wrote:
      >
      > Thanks Mark
      >
      > Sorry, no. More bee-like body joints.
      >
      > John B
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: markj
      > To: bugclub@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 11:22 AM
      > Subject: [bugclub] Re: Large bee-type insect
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > Could it have been an Ichneumo wasp species?
      >
      > http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=250332
      >
      > Mark
      > --- In bugclub@yahoogroups.com, "john.briden@" <john.briden@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Seen at campsite at Falconara, Sicily,(north of the town of Acireale on the east coast), on the 17th May 2013. Temperature was about 26C.
      > >
      > > Very large bee-type insect, body approx. 50-60mm long x 10-12mm wide, colour black with four distinct 2mm yellow squares in a square pattern on the lower end of the back of the abdomen. Wings translucent,veined and brownish and when the insect briefly settled on a wall the wings folded to the length of the body. Loud buzzing sound when flying.
      > >
      > > Unfortunately I did not have my camera with me and I cannot identify the insect from any source so far. I would be grateful for any information as to the identity.
      > >
      > > John Briden
      > >
      >
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