On 8/9/2020 10:14 AM, Dean Hansen via olympus wrote:
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 <
Thanks for the link, Dean. I knew what the "stinger"/ovipositor did, in words,
but seeing it is amazing!
What if the Hokey Pokey *IS* what it's all about?
Themed Olympus Photo Exhibition: http://www.tope.nl/