What bug is this!!???

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Entomology' started by Peter Pancho, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. Peter Pancho Active Member

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    :eek:Man, this thing was as big as my finger. We caught it in our window, we do live in the sticks too.

    Thanks for the info!
  2. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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  3. Ethan G. I do science.. on fish..

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    Mud Wasp, I think. :hmmm:
    -Ethan
  4. Peter Pancho Active Member

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  5. Taxon Moderator

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    Peter-

    It's a female ichneumon wasp. That long abdominal appendage is an ovipositor, which she uses to deposit eggs within the selected host. But, not to worry; they don't parasitize humans. :thumb:
  6. cabezon Sculpin Enterprises

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    To envision the lifestyle of the larvae of this type of wasp, think ALIEN.

    Steve