please identify this bug

McNasty

Canyon Lurker
#4
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
 

cabezon

Sculpin Enterprises
#5
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.

Steve
 

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