Arthropods - Arthropoda
Insects - Insecta
Ichneumon Wasps - Ichneumonidae
Ichneumon Wasps - Rhyssinae
> Giant Ichneumon - Megarhyssa atrata
Giant Ichneumon - Megarhyssa atrata
Canon EOS 10D
1/30s f/8.0 at 100.0mm iso200
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Found one not moving in the cool shade on my porch in Brunswick, Maine. Put it on my pen and moved it to the sun. It moved around for a while and then flew off. Beautiful creature, I like to think I helped it.
We watched this exact insect burrow its ovipositor into small holes in a mature maple tree. Fascinating, never seen this insect before. This in Southwest Minnesota.
This exact one was in my garage
flying around and went into my moms car'
we were too afraid to go kill it,
so i made my brother do it. never seen anything
like it in my entire life!
I found one of these today in linwood minnesota.weird looking,never even heard of something like it before.
i just caught one of these near chicago. i never saw anything like it . now ive got it in a jar
I saw one of these last fall at my hawkwatch site in Granville, Mass. What an amazing creature! Your photographs are superb!