Subject: Strange Dragonfly
Location: Macdonald Township, Echo Bay, ON Canada
July 21, 2017 12:37 pm
This little fella looks sort of like a Dragonfly of some kind. I’ve never seen one quite like this though, has me curious. Any thoughts?
This is NOT a Dragonfly. This is a female Giant Ichneumon, Megarhyssa atrata, commonly called a Stump Stabber, and she is in the act of laying eggs.
Thanks so much for the speedy reply, been in the maple bush a lot of years and myself or my father have never seen these little gaffers.