bug with long tail
I figured out from your website that this is probably the Giant Ichneumon. I just thought you might like a couple of more pictures. These were taken on a dead stump in a suburb of Minneapolis, MN.
Thank you for sending in your lovely image of Megarhyssa atrata, the most commonly depicted Giant Ichneumon in written texts. IT is your second photo that really impresses us. You have captured that female Megarhyssa atrata ovipositing while a female Megarhyssa macrurus (we believe) looks on. Your photos are great.