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wasp - Dryinus alatus - female

wasp - Dryinus alatus - Female
Cross Plains, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
August 2, 2009
Size: ~7mm

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wasp - Dryinus alatus - female wasp - Dryinus alatus - female

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Dryinid -- looks like Dryinus alatus in the guide; nice find!

Definitely a beautiful female
Definitely a beautiful female Dryinus alatus (Cresson, 1872). The shape of the posterior margin of the head is typical.

Haha thanks
I was just saying I know its not an Ichneumon but I don't know what it is :-P

It's an...
Ichneumon wasp.

I don't think so...
That "neck" is a characteristic of Gasteruptiidae or Stephanidae. Possibly some other families. Unfortunately I'd never be able to key it out from this photo and I've never seen a wasp quite like this. Hopefully someone will be able to ID it for sure.

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