What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: Bugs
Location: Poole England
September 18, 2012 11:41 am
This was found in back garden yesterday – what is it please?
Signature: JPB

Ichneumon

Dear JPB,
This is an Ichneumon Wasp, but our initial search did not turn up any matching images online.  Ichneumons are a large family of wasps that are parasitic on other arthropods, and each species of Ichneumon is generally very specific about its prey.  Ichneumons can be very difficult to identify to the species level.  Though this is not your species, you might enjoy reading this account on the Sutton Park Natural History website.

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