Geographic location of the bug: East Greenville PA
Time: 03:57 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Any chance you know what insect this is?
How you want your letter signed: Heather
This is a Stump Stabber, the common name for the Giant Ichneumon Megarhyssa atrata. Your individual is a female and she uses her very long, up to five inches in length, ovipositor to deposit her eggs in dead and dying wood that contains the wood boring larvae of a Wood Wasp known as a Horntail, which is the food for the Stump Stabber larva.