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Ichneumonidae Wasps


These file like insects were found in the dense ever green forest of Gannoruwa (forest Reserve ) . There were only few of theses seen aggregated in leaf or two in a shrub like plant.One of our friends got stinged by these creatures !

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induruh 6 years ago

An interesting habit.

Thank you Caleb ! :)

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 6 years ago

great find and photos!

Thank you john , even i haven't seen a such aggregation of ichneumonids ! And Lauren thank you :)

LaurenZarate 6 years ago


John La Salle
John La Salle 6 years ago

Wow - this is fantastic. I have never seen this aggregating behaviour in ichneumonids, and I have only seen it a few other times in other parasitic wasps. Quite unusual.

Thanx Twino ! :)

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 6 years ago

Wow...i doubted it as Ichneumon wasp when i saw this on FB..Nice find Twinno :)

THank you liza ! For the clue ! :)

LisaPowers 6 years ago

Ichneumonidae are a family within the order Hymenoptera. Insects in this family are commonly called ichneumon wasps.

Thank you very much Kel Dilan And beaker ! :)

beaker98 6 years ago

Fantastic photos! Well done!

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 6 years ago

Wonderful shot sau!

Sckel 6 years ago

fantastic. hope you get an ID. I would love to know more about these wasps. ;)

Thank you Bhagi !

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 6 years ago

wow!!! amazing...

Kandy, Central Province, Sri Lanka

Spotted on Aug 9, 2014
Submitted on Aug 10, 2014

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