City Creek Nature Notes – Salt Lake City

September 20, 2016

August 26th

Filed under: Colors, Giant Ichneumon, Insects, wasps — canopus56 @ 11:26 pm

Fantastic (Insect) Planet

6 p.m. While jogging up the road near mile 1.0, a fantastic, unbelievable insect flies by. It is about one-and-one half inches long with a bright yellow abdomen short brown wings. It is trailing a long orange brown ovipositor four times the length of its body. Research in insect guides indicates that it may be a type of Giant Ichneumon: a wasp that uses its elongated ovipositor to drill and to lay eggs in trees.

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