gordon.ramel gordon.ramel at bbsrc.ac.uk
Mon Aug 18 07:03:38 EDT 1997

Thanks for the photo, as I do not own any guides to the insects of the USA I
can not tell you which species this is but it is an Ichnuemon wasp,
Ichnuemonidae, it won't sting you the long sting is really for drilling into
the maple to lay eggs on and thus parasitise the wood boring larvae of another
Hymenopteran, the horntail wasp.

                              Yours Gratefully Gordon

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