Subject: Weird bug
July 21, 2016 6:06 pm
Just in the ya4d collecting japanese beetles when we saw a very weird bug.
This amazing looking parasitoid Ichneumon, Therion morio, does not have a common name. According to BugGuide: “Host: moth larvae, including Hyphantria cunea (Fall Webworm).” The female in your images is probably searching for caterpillars upon which to lay an egg so that her young can feed on the living caterpillar, eventually killing it.