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Post  Scorpio Rising on 8/8/2017, 10:56 pm

This thing is 4-5 inches long with the tail thing...

Wasp, hanging around the milkweed and eating the thrips, aphids....

Never seen him before

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Post  BeetlesPerSqFt on 8/8/2017, 11:46 pm

Ichneumon wasp! I've chased these trying to get a photo.
The long tail thing is an ovipositor, used to get to, and then parasitize, grubs that live inside logs or trees.
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 8/9/2017, 10:27 pm

@BeetlesPerSqFt wrote:Ichneumon wasp! I've chased these trying to get a photo.
The long tail thing is an ovipositor, used to get to, and then parasitize, grubs that live inside logs or trees.
Well he is a bad motor scooter!  He was asleep actually when I snapped this early in the AM, 0600
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Post  Fiz on 8/10/2017, 8:28 pm

Whoa, cool! Looks like an alien wasp, haha.
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