Similar species: Wasps, Bees, Sawflies And Ants
Uploaded May 12, 2021. Captured May 12, 2021 14:58 in Geul 28, 3961 HX Wijk bij Duurstede, Netherlands.
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This is is not a typical "wasp" as it lacks the thin, constricted waist. Many sawflies are Batesian mimics of wasps though. Posted one year ago, modified one year ago
Wikipedia says: "The primary distinction between sawflies and the Apocrita – the ants, bees, and wasps – is that the adults lack a "wasp waist", and instead have a broad connection between the abdomen and the thorax. Some sawflies are Batesian mimics of wasps and bees, and the ovipositor can be mistaken for a stinger. Sawflies vary in length, most measuring 2.5 to 20 millimetres (3⁄32 to 25⁄32 inch); the largest known sawfly measured 55 mm (2+1⁄4 in). The larvae are caterpillar-like, but can be distinguished by the number of prolegs and the absence of crochets in sawfly larvae. The great majority of sawflies are plant-eating, though the members of the superfamily Orussoidea are parasitic. " Posted one year ago