Female Ichneumon Wasp (three photos)
There were quite of few of these wasps in the rabbitbrush on Stansbury
Island in Tooele County, Utah. © Carol Davis 10-18-2016
Spilichneumon Wasps lay their eggs on Noctuidae moth larvae and
are considered very beneficial. They seem to have been
studied very little. © Carol Davis 10-18-2017
I took a picture of a similar wasp back in 2015 when a neighbor
brought one over that she found in her yard. It had a broken wing.
I never got anyone on Bugguide to look at it but I tentatively labeled
it a Spilichneumon species. Now I've definitely labeled it as one.
You can view it here. © Carol Davis 10-18-2017
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