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Short-tailed Ichneumon Wasp - Ophion

Short-tailed Ichneumon Wasp - Ophion
Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
May 19, 2004
I have seen many of these at night near our porch lights, like here:

But I was much happier to get a shot of one in it's natural setting. It was flying low in our lawn landing on the taller grass and weeds. Probably hunting for caterpillars.

Excellet picture
Wonderful image.

Here's a page with several images of a very similar looking ichneumon:
http://www.eugraph.com/photos/insects/hymenop/ichneumon

Also note this bugguide page:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/98192

 
Thanks Stephen,
As a total hobbyist, I am always open to corrections for my ID's. The adjoining image notes on how I came to this one and I am sure (eventually) they'll be confirmed/corrected:)

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