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Unnamed spotting

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Forest of staten island ny ( henry kaufman camp grounds)

1 Species ID Suggestions

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


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1 Comment

ForestDragon
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.

SamLevine
Spotted by
SamLevine

New Jersey, USA

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

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