God’s Monstrosity: the Ichneumonid Wasp

My apologies: this is one of the most interesting bad photographs I’ve ever taken–a female ichneumonid wasp using her 4″ ovipositor to lay an egg deep inside a piece of our firewood. Unfortunately, it found her in action at 8:30 last night on the way in from shutting the chickens in the coup. The little […]