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what kind of bug is this one?
This looks an awful lot like a wasp but is much bigger. The body is around 2.5" and the "stinger" is about 3-4" long. It has 1 pair of wings , 6 leggs, and two antena. I took the pix on our Maple tree out back, and we live in Northwest Oklahoma. thanks for your help.
Judy Morris

Hi Judy,
This is a harmless Giant Ichneumon, probably Megarhyssa macrurus. Your backlit photo is quite stunning.

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