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Short tailed ichneumon

Ophion sp.

Description:

Small insect, about an inch long, orange in color with yellow colored rings around eyes, two pairs of wings that buzzed when it flew, wings had a rectangle shaped black mark on them, it also had long antenna.

Habitat:

Found on my porch at night, buzzing around.

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1 Comment

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 8 years ago

Interesting find! This looks like a species of Ichneumon Wasp from Family Ichneumonidae:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/150

There are a few similar looking species to yours so you might have to do a bit more research to narrow it down. Hope this helps!

Ihazapughappy
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Ihazapughappy

Louisiana, USA

Spotted on Jan 9, 2013
Submitted on Jan 15, 2013

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