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Giant Ichneumon - Megarhyssa atrata

Giant Ichneumon - Megarhyssa atrata

Canon EOS 10D
1/30s f/8.0 at 100.0mm iso200 full exif

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Richard 28-Aug-2009 16:29
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.
S Ohme 24-Aug-2009 01:33
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.
dkg123 17-Aug-2009 02:01
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!
Guest 16-Jul-2008 04:26
I found one of these today in linwood minnesota.weird looking,never even heard of something like it before.
eric 29-Jun-2006 13:48
i just caught one of these near chicago. i never saw anything like it . now ive got it in a jar
John Weeks 04-Apr-2005 23:03
I saw one of these last fall at my hawkwatch site in Granville, Mass. What an amazing creature! Your photographs are superb!