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Ungainly Orange and Black Wasp - female

Ungainly Orange and Black Wasp - Female
Sharon, Windsor County, Vermont, USA
August 12, 2006
Size: 15-20mm
Some kind of Ichneumon?

Moved from Anomaloninae.

Moved from Banchinae.


Subfamily Banchinae - female
Maybe genus Banchus itself. Ichneumons of this group, distantly related to Ophioninae, have this typical outline with a long, laterally compressed abdomen - and often this orange and black color pattern too.

it looks like the same species that I collected in NY and SC... . It is a species of ichneumon yes but species or genus I don't know

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