Very Odd Looking Fly
Location: East Moline, IL
August 11, 2010 11:19 pm
My co-worker had this insect come flying up to him in his office. He reluctantly captured it for me, and brought it to my office. I placed it in one of my special bug containers (I’m more inclined to find, research and keep spiders, but I like unusual bugs as well). I searched your site, but couldn’t find anything quite like it. Curious to see if you can figure out what it is. It was found on August 11, 2010, and our workplace is near the Mississippi River between IL and IA. It has what looks like an ovipositor that is nearly twice the length of its body.
Zee the Spider Guy
This parasitic hymenopteran is a Giant Ichneumon, Megarhyssa macrurus.