please identify this bug

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  1. nwtroutguy

    nwtroutguy The Tug Is The Drug

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    Came out of the barber shop today in Bothell to find this thing on the ground. I have never seen anything like it and somehow believe it is non-native.

    any ideas anybody?:confused:




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  2. Mark Walker

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    nwtroutguy The Tug Is The Drug

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    Thankyou Sir! Mystery solved. i figured someone would know out of all the amateur entemologists we have.
     
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    McNasty Canyon Lurker

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    weeeiiird! i swear i've seen another type of these around where i live. iv'e only seen a couple but they're almost identical but with an all white/red body
     
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    They are very strange bugs; most are parasitoids. Females use that long extension (the ovipositor) to lay eggs on or near the living bodies of grubs, caterpillars, or even spiders. The eggs hatch and the larval wasp eats its host from the inside, avoiding the critical parts of its host until the wasp is ready to pupate inside its host. It then emerges, ala Alien, from the body of its host.

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    nwtroutguy The Tug Is The Drug

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    Very weird indeed. never seen anything like it.
     
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    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    Nasty looking thing...don't like wasps, something about them wierds me out.