Getting To The Point

By KarenFB
My grandson and I saw this 3 inch Ichneumon Wasp yesterday, it flew past us and landed on a tree nearby.

The black pointy thing isn't a sting, it's an ovipositor (used to lay eggs). Smile

Tags: Insect Wildlife and nature Ichneumon wasp


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Comments


2 Sep 2013 9:17AM
Obviously likes to lay them some distance away, Karen.
Well spotted - they are very quiet in flight.
Wouldn't want to be on the other end of the egg layer.
Brilliant shot.

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paulknight 6 2 7 New Zealand
2 Sep 2013 9:18AM
A great image! Very well captured. I like it!
SlowSong Plus
7 6.2k 29 England
2 Sep 2013 10:09AM
Wasps come in weird and wonderful shapes and colours. I've never seen one like this.
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A TREMENDOUS SHOT.


billy
CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
2 Sep 2013 3:06PM
A great spot and capture, Karen. Carol
netta1234 Plus
4 332 2 Wales
2 Sep 2013 6:29PM
A Great image Karen,and thanks for the ID on my image,I knew you would be able to tell meSmile
NettaSmile
KarenFB Plus
10 4.6k 167 England
2 Sep 2013 10:06PM
Thanks everyone! Smile
4 Sep 2013 9:40AM
Great shot lovely texturesSmile
KarenFB Plus
10 4.6k 167 England
4 Sep 2013 10:24AM
Thanks Hilary! Smile
michaelo Plus
9 11 1 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2013 6:17PM
brilliant,never seen one before,excellent capture,well spotted!!!

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