What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: five eyed bug
Location: Northern Vermont
September 30, 2012 8:15 pm
I shot this photo on the siding at night by the light. It seems to have five eyes and an ant-like body. By the shadow, it looks like it has an ant-like mandible as well.
Signature: Kathryn W.


Hi Kathryn,
This is an Ichneumon, a type of parasitoid wasp that belongs to a large family that is often difficult to identify to the species level.
  According to BugGuide, there are:  “About 5,000 described species in North America, possibly 3,000 more undescribed(2); arguably, the largest animal family, with the estimated 60,000 species worldwide (up to 100,000, according to some estimates(3)).”

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Vermont

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