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Photo#292075
black and orange Ichneumon Wasp - Ichneumoninae

black and orange Ichneumon Wasp - Ichneumoninae
Baiting Hollow, Suffolk County, New York, USA
June 12, 2009

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Moved
Moved from Ichneumoninae.

Not sure what this is, but the shape of the petiole shows it is definitely not Ichneumoninae.

Moved

Ichneumoninae…
Lynn, thanks for your patience - I'm trying to get to as many of these as I can. For ichneumons in general, the close-ups that are generally the most helpful are wing venation, abdomen, and face (in that order). The large and colorful appearance, dorsoventrally depressed abdomen, and pentagonal areolet indicate a wasp in this subfamily.

See reference here.

 
Thank you Ross for the ID
and information.
We are very lucky to have you here helping.

Braconid or ichneumon.
Tough for me to tell exactly which from these images.

 
Braconid or ichneumon
He didn't give me much time.
Which parts do you need to see better? and I'll see if I have it.
Would enlarging something here help?

 
Wing venation
Wing venation is easiest. Plus, in braconids, the first two dorsal abdominal segments are fused. That 'appears' to be the case here, so I'm leaning toward that family. Wing veins would cinch it....

 
ERIC...black & orange wasp...a view of abdominal segments
This might be the most bizarre photo yet for ID. :-/
I think the 1st 2 segments are visible here.
Don't have a dorsal view, but maybe this view suffices.
Looks like they might be fused but I don't know exactly what to look for.

Can you tell the gender from this?