What kind of Wasp is this ? #715140 - Ask Extension


What kind of Wasp is this ? #715140

Asked August 19, 2020, 10:21 AM EDT

i found this inside my car yesterday ( luckily dead ). It looks like it would be painful.. what type is this, don't think I've ever seen one like it before.

Lane County Oregon

Expert Response

Thanks for your inquiry. This appears to be an Ichneumon wasp. These wasps are harmless and do not sting people even though they look intimidating with long ovipositors. 
Ramesh Sagili Replied August 19, 2020, 2:18 PM EDT

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