Ancistrocerus (possibly Ancistrocerus nigricornis)*type of potter wasp*

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I have sent these photos to be id’d and the consensus so far is that unless I send a specimen in which i wouldn’t do as don’t like killing anything then a 100% accurate ID cant be given. Although they have said it is certainly from the Ancistrocerus family of wasps.

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So using the solitary wasp field id book the closest wasp is a Ancistrocerus nigricornis . It is different to the other similar types of wasps in my garden but with added mark’s / pattern configuration

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Ancistrocerus is a widely distributed genus of potter wasps

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