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About 8 of them sticking stingers into the trees

1 Species ID Suggestions

Giant ichneumon
Megarhyssa macrurus Species Megarhyssa macrurus - BugGuide.Net

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Doren B
Doren B 7 years ago

This is an Ichneumon Wasp. There are many species of these wasps and it is difficult to identify from just this one photo. The "stinger" is actually a tube for laying eggs. They drill into the wood of trees and find caterpillars in which to lay their eggs.

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Columbus, Indiana, USA

Spotted on Oct 1, 2014
Submitted on Oct 1, 2014

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