Female ichneumon wasp

7273.         Appears to be drilling from tail end projections on a pine support post. Black with white collars. HONEY HARBOUR, ONTARIO. Canada


Number 7273.    This is a female ichneumon wasp (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) using her long ovipositor to drill into the tunnel of a wood-boring insect. The egg she deposits there will hatch into a larva that will then feed on the insect in the tunnel. Female ichneumon wasp detailed information