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Ichneumon Wasp (male)

Description:

This mostly red and yellow thread-waisted wasp is very similar to my las spotting but different colors and it desn't have the sting in the tail.

Habitat:

Oak forest.

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2 Comments

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 8 years ago

Thank you Forest Dragon for the ID.

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 8 years ago

Check Family Ichneumonidae. This one is a male. Only females have the long appendage off of the abdomen. It is not a stinger. It is actually what they use to bore into wood and lay their eggs.

LuisStevens
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San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Spotted on Oct 13, 2012
Submitted on Nov 9, 2012

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