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Giant Ichneumon Wasp

Megarhyssa macrurus

Description:

Megarhyssa macrurus has a reddish-brown body approximately 2 inches (51 mm) long. It has black and yellow-orange stripes. Its wings are transparent and the body elongated. The female of this species has an ovipositor of approximately 4 inches (100 mm) in length. Males are smaller (and have no ovipositor).

Habitat:

Open woodland

Notes:

These insects are harmless to humans unless manhandled.

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3 Comments

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 2 years ago

that is one cool wasp

AnjaliAnantharam
AnjaliAnantharam 2 years ago

Good one..

courtneyhitson
courtneyhitson 2 years ago

Nice find, Liam!

Georgia, USA

Lat: 33.32, Long: -82.01

Spotted on Nov 10, 2011
Submitted on Nov 14, 2011

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