Location: Southern New York State (Corning)
June 3, 2011 2:42 pm
We discovered this little guy when we were outside today, the tail on it was about three inches long to give you an idea of the size. I personally have never seen anything with a tail on it, much less the size this thing is.
This is a female Giant Ichneumon, the second image we received the same day. The photo we just finished posting shows the female in the act of using that lengthy ovipositor to place her eggs deep within the wood of a tree infested with wood boring larvae.