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Giant Ichneumon Wasp

Megarhyssa macrurus




1 species ID suggestions

Giant Ichneumon Wasp
Megarhyssa macrurus Megarhyssa macrurus

23 Comments

CourtneyVerk
CourtneyVerk 6 years ago

Thank you, SeanSacattackCarter, OneArsenewenger, RiekoS, patty, and thundermilk for your comments :)

thundermak
thundermak 6 years ago

Nice pic

patty
patty 6 years ago

Amazing wasp Courtney! Great picture too =)

RiekoS
RiekoS 6 years ago

I missed this picture because I was not a member a year ago.
Thank you very much for bring this back again.
Amazing picture.

SICK!

OneArseneWenger
OneArseneWenger 6 years ago

it's amazing you found it in the midst of laying eggs within a larvae! within a log!!
intense!!!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 6 years ago

whoa! that thing is crazy! but i wouldn't want to be around it ;p

CourtneyVerk
CourtneyVerk 7 years ago

@SarahHiteWhitt It des look like a "stick giraffe" if you mistaken it's backend for it's head!

SarahWhitt
SarahWhitt 7 years ago

He looks like a kid's drawing of a "stick giraffe" LOL

eulalia rubio
eulalia rubio 7 years ago

Very nice!

harsuame
harsuame 7 years ago

Fantastico !!!!

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Amazing spot Courtney!

CourtneyVerk
CourtneyVerk 7 years ago

Thank you Chun!
When I took this picture the wasp was indeed on top of a tree log.
Unfortunately it flew away shortly after I took this picture.

DigantaGogoi
DigantaGogoi 7 years ago

waw...........sooo nice...........!!!!!!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 7 years ago

Dr. Santanna Our insect specialist would love this!

Jaybird
Jaybird 7 years ago

Imposing!

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 7 years ago

I'm not a wasp expert but I think that wasp is trying to inject it's egg into the grub inside the wood.
Try reading the description here in http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/747...

CourtneyVerk
CourtneyVerk 7 years ago

Carolina - your wasps are definitely cool. You take great photographs!

CourtneyVerk
CourtneyVerk 7 years ago

Thanks all!
I was hiking on the Bruce Trail in Southern Ontario when I found this wasp. It looked like it was in the process of hatching/shedding as it's tail was uncurling before my eyes. Any wasp experts?

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 7 years ago

hahaha :) this one is very very cool

Carolina
Carolina 7 years ago

And I thought my wasps were cool!

CourtneyVerk
CourtneyVerk 7 years ago

Thank You!

Milton, Ontario, Canada

Lat: 43.52, Long: -79.88

Spotted on Oct 8, 2011
Submitted on Oct 8, 2011

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