5975 Hi, thanks for the great site. We had this little visitor crawling out from under the cabinet in our bathroom on the second floor of our home in Calgary, Alberta on the 14th of April. We have had some great spring weather leading up to this week, but it has turned cold (complete with some spring snow yesterday). We have had some unscreened windows open in the house already. Our home is 60 years old. The first concern was termite or carpenter ant. I think the wings are maybe too short for a termite. But maybe an ant? Hopefully not a carpenter. Regardless, it is a truly magnificent creature. Thank you so much for your time! -Glenn
This is a wasp in the family Ichneumonidae. All ichneumonid wasps are parasitic on other arthropods, mainly other insects, and are harmless to humans. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.