Ichneumon wasp

6692.      We have found a few of them in that last few days and wondering what they are as we have not seen them before, we are finding them in our home and I have kids so just wondering what they are. Seal Cove WB., NL. Canada

 

Number 6692.  This is an ichneumon wasp (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae). Ones of this type usually are parasitic on moth or butterfly larvae/pupae. They lack venom and are harmless to humans. Click here for an example.