Any idea what kind of insect this is looks similiar to a wasp. Location malta

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It is a cuckoo bee, I think it is Thyreus histrionicus.

Cuckoo bees are parasites of other bees , and are much less aggressive than wasps, so unless you handle them they are likely to leave you alone.

I have nothing to add, except to say that is an awesome looking bee. Good photo:)