Subject: What is it?
Location: Southwest Western Australia (Leschenault Inlet)
December 24, 2014 8:12 pm
Hi! I’m trying to determine what type of insect this is. At first glance it looks like a giant mosquito, but then I started researching and thought it could be a crane fly, or maybe a lacewing? No idea, but it’s driving me crazy not knowing!
Mistaking this Ichneumon for a Crane Fly is understandable. Ichneumons are parasitic wasp that comprise one of the largest families of creatures on our planet. Ichneumons are considered to be harmless to humans, though some species are capable of stinging.