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Subject: What kind of bug?
Location: Humble, Texas USA
February 5, 2017 12:48 pm
Dear Bugman,
We just found this bug in our yard on a leaf. He only has one wing here, so we’re not sure if he’s a flying bug. We can’t seem to find any others like him online. Can you please help us identify it? Thank you!
2/5/17
Signature: The Townsend family

Parasitic Wasp

Dear Townsend Family,
This is some species of Parasitic Wasp, but we do not believe it is in the highly diverse family Ichneumonidae.  While in shape it does resemble this image on BugGuide, your individual has a red thorax and no members of the genus pictured have a similar coloration.

Parasitic Wasp

 

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Humble, Texas

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