Ichneumon wasp

6377  I found this bug flying along the inside of my kitchen window yesterday (June 1st 2019). I thought it might be a wasp but it wasn’t moving very fast unlike most wasps around this area. The weather here has been dry and about 20 deg daytime highs for the past week. Any idea what it is? Warmly, Vera. 4217 Capilano Rd, North Vancouver, BC V7R4J6 Canada

Number 6377. This is an ichneumon wasp (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae). These all are parasitic on other arthropods, mainly other insects. They are not venomous and are harmless to humans.