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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?

 

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#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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http://en.wikipedia....i/Ichneumonidae

 

or

 

http://en.wikipedia....wiki/Braconidae


 
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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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