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To be scared by finding this insect in my lounge!

(34 Posts)
Channellingmyinnerfeline Sat 13-May-17 15:20:49

About 1.5cm long. Look at its tail / stinger! What on earth is it?! It flies too. I've never seen anything like it in all my years.
I can't stop scratching just thinking of it.
Excuse the pic, I caught it in the nearest jar which is a bit grubby.

user1491148352 Sat 13-May-17 15:25:27

Move out!!!!!!!!!!!Now!!!!!!!!!!!!

RubySparks Sat 13-May-17 15:26:07

Could it be some kind of parasitic wasp? So an egg laying tube not a stinger. Like this - http://www.birdguides.com/webzine/article.asp?print=1&a=2982

statetrooperstacey Sat 13-May-17 15:27:11

Ohh I've seen these. They nest im afraid if you have found even one you will have a huge nest in the wall somewhere.

statetrooperstacey Sat 13-May-17 15:27:43

Not reallygrin

WhatALoadOfOldBollocks Sat 13-May-17 15:28:18

It could be a parasitic wasp and that "stinger" part is its egg laying tube

Channellingmyinnerfeline Sat 13-May-17 15:28:51

confused state !!! How could you!!

WhatALoadOfOldBollocks Sat 13-May-17 15:28:51

Cross post with Ruby!

MissionItsPossible Sat 13-May-17 15:29:46

I have absolutely no idea what that is. Kill it! Or if you're channeling your inner feline, torment it, play with it, kill it and then present it!

Reow Sat 13-May-17 15:30:42

Oh my god, burn your house down NOW!

statetrooperstacey Sat 13-May-17 15:31:36

Sorryflowers
Is it a horsefly?

CatThiefKeith Sat 13-May-17 15:32:44

Have your dc been playing Jumanji?

dotdotdotmustdash Sat 13-May-17 15:34:44

Maybe a Wood Wasp?

Channellingmyinnerfeline Sat 13-May-17 15:40:21

Doesn't look like a horse fly. Not stripey for a wood wasp.
Urgh some kind of wasp. Parasitic... what on earth would it host in...?! shockconfused

Hoppinggreen Sat 13-May-17 15:42:31

Might be a spider wasp.
Won't hurt you - unless you happen to be a spider? If you are then run fast and far away on all 8 of your legs!!!

Channellingmyinnerfeline Sat 13-May-17 15:45:18

Doesn't look like spider wasps have the pointy bum thing.

Reow Sat 13-May-17 15:46:12

Have you not smashed it with a shoe yet?

That's worthy of a lighter and hairspray.

Stargirl82 Sat 13-May-17 15:46:28

I'm telling you now, if you don't like this, then do NOT watch Stung. Awful scary film that I've since dreamt about. Shudder

lamborghinicountach Sat 13-May-17 15:59:25

It's an ichneumon wasp and won't hurt you. They lay eggs in wood through the long thing 😀

BestMammyEver Sat 13-May-17 16:05:00

www.naturespot.org.uk/species/buathra-laborator

PlymouthMaid1 Sat 13-May-17 16:11:02

I think its also called a gall wasp - look terrifying but harmless.

phlebasconsidered Sat 13-May-17 16:14:45

It's an icheumen wasp. Not really a wasp. It stings other insects. It's totally harmless to humans.

dontbesillyhenry Sat 13-May-17 21:38:58

It's a wood wasp. Totally harmless but they make a very annoying loud noise like a toy windmill

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Sat 13-May-17 21:40:37

Gall wasp, it is harmless.

user1493759849 Sat 13-May-17 21:56:37

Can't say I have seen one of them before.

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