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...never seen this.. #571977

Asked June 19, 2019, 1:34 PM EDT

I have NEVER seen this bug before. Have you?
I live in Klamath Falls, OR, in the Winema forest.
Jim K.

Klamath County Oregon

Expert Response

Hi, thanks for thinking of Ask an Expert for your insect identification needs. The insect in your pictures is an ichneumon wasp.
the above link has a brief intro to this insect (scroll down). It's considered beneficial, and is a parasite of other insects. I hope you find this information helpful,
Nicole

Nicole Sanchez Replied June 19, 2019, 5:47 PM EDT

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