Wednesday, June 8, 2011

What IS This??? {Wordless Wednesday 6/8}



I was doing my morning check on the garden while drinking my first cup of coffee and this is what I came across:

He looks kind of like a dragonfly, but that big, old needle thing on his butt has me wondering...

Anyone know what it is???





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14 comments:

Chris said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

my first thought was a dragonfly too, but it does look different. Sorry I can't help. Happy WW

Heather said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I have never seen that before in my life, strange...

Gem said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I thought it was a dragonfly too, but yeah, that loooooong thingy at the end. Have no idea!

LeAnn said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

It looks like an ichneumons wasp.

Kwee Lewis said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

It almost looks prehistoric. I kind of think of a yellow jacket - dragon fly mix, but I've never seen anything with that long tail-like thing. I hope someone recognizes it, I'm really curious. Great find, and thank you for sharing it.

Lisa - the Granola Catholic said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That is definitely one weird bug. It is probably endangered. Only saying this because the ugly bug we wanted to enter into the the ugly bug contest was on the endangered species list. So we let it go free.

Alicia C. said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@LeAnn
Wow! I'm coming to you the next time I come across a weird insect! I went here (http://www.cirrusimage.com/hymenoptera_ichneumon_megarhyssa_fem.htm) and that is exactly what this was!

Thank you!

Momma Jorje said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

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That stinger is crazy long! Great to get an ID on it, too!

Adrienne said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

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If I found that in my garden, I don't know if I'd be sticking around long enough to find out what it was, much less get a pic of it! Good for you for being brave! :)

Rebekah said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Fascinating! Thanks for sharing.

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Brittany@Mama's Felt Cafe said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

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Oh that is a creepy looking bug! And the photos from the link of the egg laying process are even creepier! Yikes!

Rachael @ The Variegated Life said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

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I love the color — though is it really so green as it seems in these photos, or is it picking up the color from the background?

Bernie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I must admit, I was on the dragon fly train too. I never would have noticed the stinger had you not said anything. Cool.

blueviolet said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Now you've got me wondering too!