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Crown-of-thorns Wasp - Dorsal - Megischus bicolor - female

Crown-of-thorns Wasp - Dorsal - Megischus bicolor - Female
North Shelby, Birmingham 35244, Shelby County, Alabama, USA
August 18, 2020
Size: BL: ~25 mm
Hard to believe, but it flies (very slowly).
First record in Alabama for this species.

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Crown-of-thorns Wasp - Dorsal - Megischus bicolor - female Crown-of-thorns Wasp - Anterior Lateral - Megischus bicolor - female Crown-of-thorns Wasp - Anterior Dorsal - Megischus bicolor - female

Wow!
What an interesting creature. (Quite an ovipositor!)

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