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Giant Ichneumon (Megarhyssa macrurus) Wasp - Male

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A male Giant Ichneumon Wasp (Megarhyssa macrurus) searches for females developing inside a log on the larvae of Pigeon Horntail (Tremex columba).  Once found, the male will attempt to inseminate the female prior to her emergence or mate with her shortly thereafter.

A male Giant Ichneumon Wasp (Megarhyssa macrurus) searches for females developing inside a log on the larvae of Pigeon Horntail (Tremex columba). Once found, the male will attempt to inseminate the female prior to her emergence or mate with her shortly thereafter.

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Date Created: 2 Jun 2016
Location: Howard PA United States

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