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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

What the Heck is IT?

We had a visitor on the screen, trying to get back outside.
Does anyone have a clue as to what this is? Click on any of the pictures for a much closer look at this unusual specimen. Is it a sawfly of some kind? I have been searching but coming up empty.

singular wings
tail? (cannot see it on these pictures, but the very end is v-split)
length on standard school ruler
wing span

I'm totally stumped on this one. Any help out there would sure be appreciated. I want to know if I have to worry about getting stung by this creepy thing. This fella died during research while being housed in a child's bug case. BlessYourHelpfulHearts


texwisgirl said...

my guess would be a type of scorpion fly. but not sure.

Muffy's Marks said...

I don't have a clue, it sure is an ugly little critter.

Muffy's Marks said...

I don't have a clue, it sure is an ugly little critter.

~mel said...

Don't have a clue as to what it is ~ but I have seen them before.

jack69 said...

Well let me tell you something, if you girls from the north wood cannot ID the sucker, it is an alien. (Or the Grand loves put two or three things together to confuse you!)

This must be a continuation of what is this? cause I ran across a beautiful flower and I have no idea what it is, I know that is a surprise to everyone!!!

Anyway, no earthly or heavenly or other what that sucker is.
Love to ya though,
Sherry & Jack

Shelley said...

Certainly not an attractive bug - lol! No clue what it is - hope it doesn't bite!

Paula said...

Don't know but I wouldn't trust it. lol

Jill said...

All I have to add is ICK!

Cher' Shots said...

check this out - it says the female has more of a hooked abdomen
'love & hugs from afar'

Monts said...

Hi Dar
Firstly thanks for dropping by my blog, your comment was appreciated
As for your problem bug I do not know much about North American insects.
Looking at this one the nearest thing I can come up wth here is a Digger Wasp. I arrived at this as the wing cell on your image closely resembles one of our UK species.
Maybe if you can find something on wing cell structure and compare them this will identify it.
One good site I managed to find was
Hope this will be of some help to you.
Best wishes.

Darla said...

I'm no help either, looks like you have a couple of ideas you can check out though. Good luck!

Dar said...

I give! I give up. By the wing and body size, it May be a Braconid Wasp...but I'm still not at all convinced.
On with another day.
Thanks for your input.

Clint said...

It is a Dragonflyscorpion.

Louise said...

No clue, but I'm glad I didn't run into it.

LivingInAurora.ca said...

Does it bite?
No clue, but scary looking one.
Anna :)