I just found this insect lying on the window sill in the bathroom. I have no idea how it got in, because the windows were firmly closed.
Initially I thought it looked rather pretty with its antenna all curled up like that, and the wings spread out. But: I am rather freaked out by the fact that it appears to have a loooong sting!
Is this a kind of wasp?
Apologies to any insectophiles who may be reading this, but I am relieved that this particular specimen appears to be dead. Of course, if it’s NOT on the window sill tomorrow morning, I’m going to freak out.