Your insect is probably a wasp, bee or ant
Body length: 0.25 - 70mm
Species: World - 120 000, UK - 6641
Hymenoptera - wasps, bees and ants - include some of the most advanced insects on Earth. Many have defensive mechanisms like stings and warning colours to scare off predators. Some harmless species even mimic the appearance of harmful ones to protect themselves.
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