ichneumon wasp

ichneumon wasp

5873   Hi, my name is Bianca-Rose and i live in Hearst, Ontario, Canada and i found this insect in my work place, specifically in a motel room bathroom. I’m hoping you can tell me what it is.it was about an inch long, head to tail. Thank you for your time.

This is an ichneumon wasp (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae), likely in the subfamily Ophioninae – see http://tinyurl.com/jhk3sgw for an example. All ichneumon wasps are parasitic on other arthropods, mainly other insects, and are harmless to humans. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.