Image Credit: Elizabeth and Desmond L. taken in Grand Bend, ON
This medium-sized Ichneumon Wasp resembles Paper Wasps, but is far less threatening.
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Scientific Name: Trogus pennator
Bee, Ant, Wasp and Similar
Size (Adult; Length): 19mm to 33mm (0.74in to 1.29in)
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Ant, Bee, and Wasp Anatomy
Antennae: Ants and Bees both have a pair of antennae on the head that senses their surroundings.
Head: The head contains the insect's compound eyes, antennae, and mandibles.
Thorax: Contains various vital parts such as the aorta and nervous system.
Abdomen: Contains various organs including the heart, gut, venom glands, and anus.
Legs: Ants and Bees have three pairs of legs attached to the thorax (center-body section).
NOTE: Ants, Bees and Wasps are part of the Hymenoptera order because they share many similarities.