Subject:  Is this some kind of wasp?
Geographic location of the bug:  Rural Upstate NY
Date: 06/25/2018
Time: 09:46 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  This bug was trapped inside our screened porch June 20 this year. It was over 2 inches long.  Thanks…
How you want your letter signed:  Matt

Stump Stabber

Dear Matt,
This is a harmless, parasitic Giant Ichneumon in the genus
Megarhyssa, a group commonly called Stump Stabbers because the female uses her long ovipositor to lay eggs in stumps and trees that have infestations due to wood boring larvae that provide food for the larval Stump Stabber.  Ichneumons are classified in the same insect order as Wasps, Ants and Bees. 

Location: New York

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