Subject :  Alien Bug
Geographic location of the bug:  Ottawa
Date: 08/09/2021
Time: 09:08 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Looks out of this world!
Scary too!
Can anyone identify?
About 2″ long I think
thx 🙂
How you want your letter signed:  UFO’s are real 😉

American Pelecinid

This is an American Pelecinid, a species of parasitic wasp that preys upon the larvae of June Beetles.  The female American Pelecinid inserts her long abdomen into the dirt when she locates a Scarab Beetle grub feeding underground.  The Wasp eggs hatches and the larval Wasp feeds on the Beetle grub.

American Pelecinid

Hi Daniel,
Wow! Never thought anyone was going to reply. Thanks for identifying. Ottawa is close to NY state – makes sense. Thought I found a rare bug! Well, TY and keep up the good work!

Location: Ottawa, Canada

One Response to American Pelecinid in Canada

  1. Tracy says:

    Just seen one in Winnipeg, MB at my front door! August 13, 2021

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