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Giant Ichneumon Wasp

Megarhyssa macrurus

Description:

Very large, long, slender wasp, up to 6 inches if you include the long ovipositor (mistaken for a stinger by many people).

Habitat:

Deciduous forests in North America.

Notes:

The full story is here: http://bugeric.blogspot.com/2009/06/gian...

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9 Comments

StephenSolomons
StephenSolomons 8 years ago

gasps....

harsuame
harsuame 8 years ago

Grandioso::

What a wonderful wasp, just fantastic!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 8 years ago

Fascinating story and pictures. What a marvel!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 8 years ago

I read your blog, very informative!

Small Wonders
Small Wonders 8 years ago

I love this! Ichneumons are one of my favorites.

Yasser
Yasser 8 years ago

Gorgeous shot of a glorious wasp! Welcome aboard Eric! Thanks for sharing your encounters and your knowledge. I'm looking forward to seeing more shots and stories.

SusanEllison
SusanEllison 8 years ago

amazing shot

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 8 years ago

Great spot!

BugEric
Spotted by
BugEric

Deerfield, Massachusetts, USA

Spotted on Jun 8, 2009
Submitted on Dec 3, 2012

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