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wasp - Tmetogaster nubilipennis

wasp - Tmetogaster nubilipennis
Stone Mountain, Dekalb County, Georgia, USA
July 5, 2011
Size: 1.5 inch ish


Moved from ID Request.

An ichneumonid parasitic wasp
If not a Tmetogaster nubilipennis (in subfamily Ichneumoninae), then no doubt closely related. Also, evidently a male, as I don't see any sign of an ovipositor at the tail end. These are parasitic wasps (non-stinging for the most part). The females lay their eggs on or in the bodies of other insects and/or spiders, and the larvae (maggots) are parasitic.

thanks guys!!

Tmetogaster nubilipennis? (Sorry example is my blurry image...)

Dr. Carlson will tell you the answer!

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