Short-tailed Ichneumon Wasp
Genus Ophion


Ophion wasp on rabbitbrush
I would stay on Antelope Island all day if I could see even
one of these wasps I call "Tinkerbell Wasps."  They are so
delicate with their big clear wings and long thin legs. They've
 definitely captured my heart.
This one was actually on
blooming rabbitb
rush, unlike the one below.  I have only
 seen them in this one particular area but I'm sure they're all
over the island.  © Carol Davis 10-15-2019


ophion wasp
Tiny big-eyed Ophion wasp on Antelope Island, Davis County,
Utah.  You'd be hard-pressed to find a wasp more dainty and
 lovely than this one.  October seems to be the month I
see this particular species.  © Carol Davis 10-18-2018


Orange ichneumon wasp
The big transparent wings give it a kind of Tinkerbell quality.
 I don't see these wasps often and especially in the fall. They are

hard to photograph because they move around quickly and
are so small.  © Carol Davis 10-18-2018


back of ophion wasp
This is the only shot of the top I got and it's not pretty. At least
you get the idea of what it looks like.  You can see another
 species of this wasp on my site here. Also, visit the web site
 The Life of Your Time for really good information on
Short-tailed Ichneumons. Always thanks to Bugguide for
help in identification. © Carol Davis 10-18-2018

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