I have watched it for days now. I live in Seattle and have seen a few here over the 12 years I have been here. Thanks for sharing information about them. It may be a different type of Ichneumon wasp, then. I’m originally a city girl, born and raised. Thanks for sharing your sighting! They’re very helpful. We live in Papillion NE we saw this creepy wasp with a 5 inch stinger it was on our window and we through shoes at it and it fell down and we thought it was dead so we opened the door but it was actually ALIVE ! We saw one today in Independence MO. So just now as I was watching it going back into the fence panel once its body was in the long hairlike tail fell to the ground. I live in Ontario so they do come quite far north. We just had one on our w8ndshild up in Michigan. Thank you for sharing your sighting. Thanks for rescuing it. At the end of the abdomen it forms a bulb 2 wings yellow antenna total length is probably 6″ also rather frail looking. Sorry one decided to visit inside! They certainly are something odd to look at–thanks for sharing! Glad to know what it was. The first I have ever seen in my 80 odd years on Manitoulin Island, Ontario. All black. If it moves near the doorway, you could probably flap it out with a newspaper. Your email address will not be published. I say female because if it was a male you certainly would have mentioned the huge mandibles. This summer, we have been seeing some unusual insects for the Northeastern U.S. and this thing freaked me out. We just put…, There are a few types of euonymus that grow in different parts of the country, so I can't tell you…, Many Mockingbirds over-winter, so you may see them again if they have just moved around after raising their chicks. They are creepy looking but glad to read they are harmless. We have had Giant Swallowtails laying eggs on our gas plant (Dictamnus albus) for the past 3 years (in Pickering,…. The tail/stinger was at least 1.5-2 inches long. Where can you download ringtones for free? My daughter described it’s flight as a ‘raggedy glide’ : ) I then pinched the paper towel ends shut and carried it outside to my decorative grass. I found an insect in our house in Las Vegas, NV yesterday. Very odd and had to know what it was. Thank you for saving your type–they fill an important role in keeping other insects in check. Marie, Ontario. Creepy looking thing , Saw one on my JD Tractor windshield while working in the bush just outside Rockland, Ontario. Seeing as it kills June-bug larvae, I’m keeping it in my killing jar as a specimen. After researching it I’m very happy I didn’t kill it! At first glance I thought it was crazy scary, so it was killed. By the way, we live near Bangor, Maine!! Interesting. It went out there and I got few pics and video. She sat there over an hour telling me that she thought the stinger was going deeper because of the pain getting worse. That’s the first time I’ve heard of that! I was out talking with the arborist and turned to leave and let him work. I hope he is fine. I think they have some sort of vendetta against me because theyre always in my house and room. August 21/19. There are several kinds of these wasps so the colouring will vary and the size and shape can too. Thanks for sharing your sighting. There is one busy inside the hollow of a bamboo chimes right next to my front door, with other very large wasps going in and out on a regular basis. Thank you for sharing! The wheel bug is a predator on soft-bodied insects like caterpillars, cabbage worms and Mexican bear beetle. This bug, looks like a dragonfly, with a long, skinny, inverted, segmented scorpion-like tail, the mid and hind legs, looked like the bug has big calves, the wings were a see-through black, the head was small, with a larger thorax, 3 sets of legs, and two antennae. Thanks to your pics for a positive id and interesting post. As I watched, it rose up and moved a few grasses over, then settled again. N.S. I found one on March 12th as I was cutting up dead trees on my property. Thank you for posting this information, everyone kept telling me it was a dragonfly. away and helped it find the door out. http://www.scientificillustrator.com/art/insects/c... Or it may have been an owlfly. I got a quick look before I guess I scared her and she stung. Hope…, What Are These Huge Floppy Flies on My Screen Door, http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2188082, https://photos.app.goo.gl/apBfSoX4rYyX2bCw9, https://www.inaturalist.org/blog/37601-a-trip-to-texas-provides-a-long-sought-photographic-opportunity-observation-of-the-week-6-21-20, https://uwm.edu/field-station/american-pelecinid-wasp/, Subscribe to new Natural Crooks posts by email, Giant Swallowtail Butterfly Invades Ontario.