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Please………What’s this bug?
September 15, 2009
Please………What’s this bug?
• Your letter to the bugman    Found these at a day care. Is this bug something to be worried about?
cstan — MN
St. Paul, MN

Giant Ichneumon

Giant Ichneumon

Dear cstan,
This is a harmless female Giant Ichneumon in the genus Megarhyssa.  The long ovipositor cannot sting, and is used to lay eggs in wood infested by wood boring larvae of insects like the Pigeon Horntail.  The Pigeon Horntail larvae are the prey of the larvae of the Giant Ichneumon.

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