Subject: Unknown (to me) bug
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
June 12, 2014 4:21 pm
Hey there,
I was walking in the woods near my house and I came across this bug. I’ve never seen a bug like this before, and I’m curious to find out what it is. A friend of mine suggested that it was a mahogany wasp, but I don’t think this is quite right because the wings are clear, it’s more of a bright red, and the bottom didn’t seem to have a stinger. I hope you’ll be able to tell me what it is, thanks!
Signature: Louisa



Dear Louisa,
This is some species of Ichneumon, a member of one of the largest insect families on the planet.  Ichneumons are parasitic on other insects and arthropods.

Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

One Response to Ichneumon from Canada

  1. Piter says:

    Nice post! Thanks

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