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Subject: Wasp Id?
Location: Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
August 12, 2012 6:45 pm
Dear Bugman,
What kind of bug is this?
Thanks,
Chris
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Thyreodon atricolor

Hi Chris,
This is a parasitic Ichneumon,
Thyreodon atricolor.  According to BugGuide:  “Although most members of the huge family Ichneumonidae are difficult to identify, this large species is an easily recognized, day active, slow flying parasitoid of sphinx moth caterpillars.”

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