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Name that bug...

Posted by binder 7 (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 11, 10 at 12:26

Any ideas of what this may be? I have noticed a lot of them all of sudden and have not seen these before. They fly.
Thanks--Andy

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Predatory wasp of some sort, perhaps an ichneumon.

Dan


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  • Posted by jean001 z8aPortland, OR (My Page) on
    Fri, Jun 11, 10 at 14:17

Doubt that. Is it possible to post a slightly larger image?


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Sorry, but I can't figure out how to post a new or bigger picture to this thread


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If not an ichneumon, then a braconid. Beneficial.

Dan


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I'm with Dan - it's a braconid (or maybe ichneumon). There are many, many similar looking braconids. They are your friend... unless you're an aphid or a caterpillar.

If you do a google-images search on "braconid wasp" you can see the havoc they wreak on caterpillars. Positively gory!


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Great. Thanks for the info. That is a relief.
-Andy


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