Did you find an unusual looking insect in your yard or house? Maybe we can help you identify it. You can email one of our outreach entomologists, Josh Gibson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Tanya Josek (email@example.com) with your questions, and we'll try to get you some answers.
Information to include in your email:
- where did you find it and when
- what does it look like (be as detailed as possible or
attach a photograph)
- how big is it?
- where do you live?
We get a lot of questions about this giant ichneumonid wasp (Megarhyssa sp.) This female will use her long
ovipositor to drill into wood and lay eggs on her host: siricid wood wasp larvae (Tremex spp.) She is incapable
of stinging you with that long ovipositor.