Location: Central Michigan
July 27, 2012 10:33 pm
A quick survey brought some suggestions… one of which was an ichneumon wasp. Are we right? This guy landed of the window of our business after a nasty hail storm today in Six Lakes, Michigan.
Ichneumon Wasp is a good guess, but not correct. This American Pelecinid is the only member of its family found in North America, and like the Ichneumon, it is a parasitic Hymenopteran. The female uses her long abdomen to deposit eggs underground and the larvae feed upon the grubs of June Beetles.