|Hornet, Vespa crabro. West Wickham Common light trap, 11 September 2015|
|Common Wasp, Vespula vulgaris. Hayes light trap, 11 August 2015.|
|Ichneumon wasp, Ophion luteus. West Wickham Common light trap, 11 September 2015.|
|Male ichneumon wasp. Hayes light trap, 6 June 2015.|
|Chalcid wasp. Hayes light trap, 21 July 2015.|
That's the sort of thing I mean. This very small wasp is a female. This group of wasps lay their eggs on the larvae of gall wasps, and the ovipositor has to get through the quite thick shell of the gall. There are so many parasitic wasps ... and wasps turn up all the time in light traps. One moth trapper used to collect all the tiny wasps that came along for a friend who was a wasp man.
|Wasp. Hayes light trap, 21 July 2015.|