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Ichneumonid Wasp - Colpotrochia crassipes Habitat: Attracted to a 365 nm LED light; semi-rural area Colpotrochia,Colpotrochia crassipes,Geotagged,Summer,United States,hymenoptera,ichneudmonidae,wasp Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Ichneumonid Wasp - Colpotrochia crassipes

Habitat: Attracted to a 365 nm LED light; semi-rural area

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  1. A shiny stinger Posted one month ago
    1. It definitely resembles a stinging wasp thanks to its aposematic coloring, but it's basically harmless. This species is a parasitoid wasp, so it lays eggs on lepidopteran hosts. It doesn't sting, although it might jab you with its ovipositor if you handle it carelessly. Posted one month ago
  2. That's a good one Christine. Posted one month ago
    1. Thanks David! Posted one month ago

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Colpotrochia crassipes is a wasp in the family Ichneumonidae.

Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Aug 30, 2021. Captured Aug 28, 2021 22:05 in 5 East St, New Milford, CT 06776, USA.
  • Canon EOS 90D
  • f/4.5
  • 1/197s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm