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Unnamed spotting


A brown insect looking like a mix between a dragonfly and a wasp. Tail curls at the end naturally but uncurls to show a long needle like stinger.


Forest of staten island ny ( henry kaufman camp grounds)

1 Species ID Suggestions

Liam 8 years ago
Giant Ichneumon Wasp
Megarhyssa macrurus Species Megarhyssa macrurus - BugGuide.Net

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1 Comment

ForestDragon 8 years ago

That long appendage that comes off the abdomen is called an ovipositor and it is for laying eggs. These wasps have no stingers. They are very interesting insects.

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New Jersey, USA

Spotted on Jul 25, 2012
Submitted on Jul 25, 2012

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