Wasp Beetle (Clytus arietus)

It is so good when you find an insect you have never seen before. This is one of a few that I have encountered, one just recently that I will upload in the future. (Patience my friends, patience.) It is exciting though isn't it. 
I had never heard of or seen a wasp beetle but what a beautiful colour and look at the size of the hind legs. It just can't get enough of that thistle.