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Spotting

Description:

Black body, upper portion of legs is red with black on lower. Middle and back legs have a white band. Large stinger. Winged About 3-3l/2" in size. Wasp?

Habitat:

Backyard. Found on the Jewel Weed.

Notes:

Very fast-moving. I was only able to grab a couple of fuzzy shots before it went about its business.

1 Species ID Suggestions

stho002
stho002 10 years ago
Ichneumon wasp
Pimpla sp. Genus Pimpla - BugGuide.Net


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3 Comments

ElaineWebb
ElaineWebb 10 years ago

sth002, John La Salle, thanks for the id; Jemma, thanks for the favorite!

stho002
stho002 10 years ago

Probably Pimpla aequalis, see: http://bugguide.net/node/view/401088

ElaineWebb
Spotted by
ElaineWebb

Connecticut, USA

Spotted on Aug 29, 2013
Submitted on Sep 12, 2013

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