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#195493 21-Apr-2016 17:23
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Hi,
Can anyone tell me what this flying bug is?
We have never seen one before.I have now seen it a couple of times flying around the house.
In Dunedin if that makes any difference.

Thanks

 

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  #1537648 21-Apr-2016 17:43
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Looks like a wood wasp, perhaps?





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  #1537650 21-Apr-2016 17:47
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A quick hunt shows it could specifically be a Ichneumon Wasp.





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  #1537656 21-Apr-2016 17:50
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Some sort of Ichneumon wasp.

 

They are parasites.

 

The long dangly bit at the back is an ovipositor which can be used to insert eggs deep into rotten wood near to or inside a host insect which will then be eaten by the newly emerging wasp.

 

That's a female that you have there.

 

IIRC, it is not native but was introduced intentionally.


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  #1537657 21-Apr-2016 17:50
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FPR:

 

Hi,
Can anyone tell me what this flying bug is?
We have never seen one before.I have now seen it a couple of times flying around the house.
In Dunedin if that makes any difference.

Thanks

 

Click to see full size

 

 

Great macrophotography.  smile

 

What gear did you use?





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  #1537661 21-Apr-2016 17:53
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  #1537702 21-Apr-2016 19:05
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Kill first, ask questions later!!!  





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  #1537719 21-Apr-2016 19:51
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Great photo.

 

Wife reckons she would freak out if one of those wasps landed on her.


 
 
 
 


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  #1537799 21-Apr-2016 22:43
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Sideface:

 

FPR:

 

Hi,
Can anyone tell me what this flying bug is?
We have never seen one before.I have now seen it a couple of times flying around the house.
In Dunedin if that makes any difference.

Thanks

 

Click to see full size

 

 

Great macrophotography.  smile

 

What gear did you use?

 

 

 

 

Thanks, It's a Nikon Coolpix s6500

 

For a compact camera, It takes great photo's / video's.

 

 


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  #1537802 21-Apr-2016 22:50
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Thanks everyone for your help.

 

I guess it arrived with the last load of wood.

 

Wife is now concerned that one might come inside with a piece of wood.


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  #1537846 22-Apr-2016 00:35
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Email you photo to :-

 

 

IDCPHEL.Auckland@maf.govt.nz

 

 

for a definitive answer.

 


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  #1537885 22-Apr-2016 08:38
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And then burn the wood :D Two fold.... you kill the eggs, and you keep warm :)





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