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Unknown Insect ID

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#1 Offline Etherwulf - Posted February 28 2015 - 12:23 AM


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I found this critter crawling out from under the bark of a pomelo tree.


 I don't know if it's an ant because there appears to be a long sting-like thing protruding from its abdomen.


Does anybody recognise it?






#2 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted February 28 2015 - 12:28 AM


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Wingless wasp?

#3 Offline drtrmiller - Posted February 28 2015 - 12:44 AM



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#4 Offline dspdrew - Posted February 28 2015 - 2:15 AM

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The long sting-like thing is an ovipositor I think. They're used for laying eggs.

#5 Offline kellakk - Posted February 28 2015 - 1:48 PM


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Probably Braconidae.  Ichneumon wasps tend to have really thin, long waists.

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