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Short tailed ichneumon

Ophion sp.


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.


Found on my porch at night, buzzing around.

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1 Comment

ForestDragon 8 years ago

Interesting find! This looks like a species of Ichneumon Wasp from Family Ichneumonidae:

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!

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Louisiana, USA

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

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