pictures of Giant Ichneumon?
We snapped a couple of great pictures of a female Giant Ichneumon (genus megarhyssa macrurus) on a wall of our body shop in Akron, Ohio. My understanding it that it’s a type of parasitic wasp, and the long "tail" is actually the ovipositor that the wasp uses to insert its eggs deep into bark or soft wood. Does this sound correct? Do we have the correct bug? We thought it was odd that she was hanging around inside all day.
Judith & Kevin Mohr
Hi Judith and Kevin,
Your information and identification are both absolutely correct.