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Subject: [OM] IMG: Unidentified Insect
From: Dean Hansen via olympus <olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 9 Aug 2020 12:14:11 -0500
Cc: Dean Hansen <hanse112@xxxxxxx>
Moose posted two photos of what I recognized as a fairly common Ichneumon
wasp; here's one: <
Years back I photographed, with a Super 8 movie camera, a female wasp of
this species using that long "stinger" to penetrate a tree trunk and lay an
egg on some hapless beetle larva inside.  A quick Google search led to a
nice video of such an egg-laying process of a related wasp:  see <
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