Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

National Moth Week photos of insects and people. Here's how to add your images.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama


TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#326347
Ichneumon wasp? - Ophion slossonae

Ichneumon wasp? - Ophion slossonae
Epping, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
August 26, 2009
Size: About 5 cm.
After going through your Ichneumonoidea pages, the closest images I saw were of either Trogus or Enicospilus. This magnificent insect was attracted to my backdoor light, a 60 Watt bulb. The photo was taken around 4:30am. There is a river nearby. This is my first submit for ID. I appreciate your being here to help with IDs. Thanks.

Images of this individual: tag all
Ichneumon wasp? - Ophion slossonae Ichneumon wasp? - Ophion slossonae

Moved
Moved from Dark-winged.

Very dark wings and a rather large size (though I'd quite suspect that 5 cm is including the antennae as opposed to minus antennae) should be enough to align with this species. Schwarzfeld noted in her 2013 study that this was the largest species she had studied, and there are only a few other species with pigmented, but not entirely black, wings.

Moved
Moved from Ophion.

Moved
Moved from Enicospilus.

Moved

Enicospilus is correct…
Several spots in the DM cell of the forewing and an adventitious vein place this in this genus.

See reference here.

Moved
Moved from ID Request. This is a good location to get comments from experts on these wasps.

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.