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Ichneumon Wasp

3 Species ID Suggestions

Latimeria 13 years ago
Giant Ichneumon Wasp
Megarhyssa atrata Species Megarhyssa atrata - BugGuide.Net
Latimeria 13 years ago
Ichneumoid wasp
Ichneumonidae Ichneumonidae
TessBorgra 13 years ago
Scorpion wasp

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MaxPower 13 years ago


MaxPower 13 years ago

Thanks. Actually, I caught that pic as it was emerging from the whole in the tree. Assuming it was a young one taking adult form for first time.

Latimeria 13 years ago

That's a wonderful picture, too cool! It's a female wasp, using her ovipositor to lay her eggs in the wood. They look pretty scary, but they're harmless to humans. They're able to sting, but you probably don't have to worry about that.

After some more searching, I may have found an ID for this one, I'll upload the new suggestion and let you check for yourself.

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Evanston, Illinois, USA

Spotted on Mar 30, 2011
Submitted on Mar 30, 2011

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