Ichneumonid wasp drilling in dead tree

Ichneumonid wasp drilling in dead tree

Observation - Ichneumonid wasp drilling in dead tree - Global. Description: Distinctive very slender black wasp with red legs, long antennae and very long ovipositor walked up and down this dead tree stump continually moving its antennae close to the wood surface. Eventually she settled, raised her abdomen and inserted her ovipos

Distinctive very slender black wasp with red legs, long antennae and very long ovipositor walked up and down this dead tree stump continually moving its antennae close to the wood surface. Eventually she settled, raised her abdomen and inserted her ovipositor into the wood. Many of these stumps have exit holes from wood-boring insects. Warm sunny day.