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Ichneumonidae - Subfamily Pimplinae

Ichneumonidae - Subfamily Pimplinae
Lubec, Washington County, Maine, USA
June 29, 2017
Never seen a wasp with what looks like a double ovipositor before. Was sent this photo with a query for an ID.


Pimplinae (female)…
Not a "double" ovipositor, but a pair of sheaths that protect the ovipositor when it's not in use.

See reference here.

Thanks much! I'm always temp
Thanks much!

I'm always tempted to refer ANY strange wasp to "Ichneumonidae or Braconidae" but having a SUBfamily ID is infinitely better than where I was before!

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