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Giant ichneumon wasps
Description: 1 1/2 inches long(not including the ovipositor). Long abdomen with very long tail-like ovipositor attached to it. Reddish-brown and yellow body or black with yellow head.
Where/When: Found on hardwood trees, especially birch, elm, maple and oak where they attack horntail larvae under the bark. Present May through July.