Day 243

What is this horrible monster??

August 29th, 2012

Take a closer look.


  1. Christopher says:

    She’s laying her eggs in the larvae of a wood-boring wasp. Wasps are kind of creepy that way.

  2. Daron says:

    Ha, I caught one of those for my 3rd grade bug collection growing up in South Central PA. Or I guess I should admit that my Aunt caught/killed it because I was terrified of it. I believe it’s a type of Ichneumon Wasp. I was the only one in the class that had one.

  3. Matt Green says:

    Well done, fellas! I just assumed it was something from outer space.

  4. David says:

    Very impressed by the freak me out photo and the folks who figured this was a Giant Ichneumon Wasp – Megarhyssa greenei laying her eggs.

  5. Jeff in Joisy says:

    oh…so I guess it was not yelling out..”help me, help me” my bad.

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