Subject: Unidentified wasp
Location: Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Southern Quebec
November 11, 2016 11:07 am
I found a wasp at the Ecomuseum, in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, southern Quebec, on the third of october. I made some researches and came up with 3 species names. Do you think you could correctly identify it based on the picture?
Thank you so much!
This is a parasitic Ichneumon Wasp, a member of a very large family with many similar looking individuals. This white striped antennae pattern is common in the family, and there are many similar looking species on the Parasitica, Ichneumon wasps, Ichneumonidae site, including an image identified as Coelichneumon sinister. BugGuide has an image identified as Coelichneumon barnstoni that also looks very similar. Alas, we cannot be certain of its species identification.