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Ichneumon wasp

Ichneumonidae (family)


About 11-12 mm in body length (excluding ovipositor). Female specimen, colored as shown.


Urban/suburban setting in otherwise shortgrass prairie habitat.


Found on sidewalk during my neighborhood walk. Brought home for photo op and then released in backyard. Females of many ichneumon wasp species hibernate as adults over the winter.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

Spotted on Dec 19, 2017
Submitted on Dec 25, 2017

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