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Insect and Spider Identification: SOLVED: Our cat was chasing this insect in the house

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Whiskeytown
Kanata
Canada

August 18, 2012
2:34 PM

Post #9245872

Our cat was chasing this insect that somehow got inside our home. I have never seen this kind of insect before. It was about 3 inches long. I didn't get a chance to get ruler beside before it flew off. The "tail" looked segmented like a scorpion. The back legs had bulges. Any thoughts on what it might be? I am in Kanata, Ontario, Canada. Thank you!

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

August 18, 2012
2:57 PM

Post #9245881

I think that is a female Pelecinid Wasp Scroll down a bit for a picture

http://toronto-wildlife.com/Insects/Bees_Wasps/Wasps/wasps.html

Whiskeytown
Kanata
Canada

August 19, 2012
10:50 AM

Post #9246630

Thank you "themoonhowl" for your fast reply. Great to know what this insect is. Had never seen one before.

Cheers

Chris

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

August 19, 2012
11:09 AM

Post #9246651

You are very welcome, Chris. I found it interesting that that is the only species of Pelecinid found in Canada.

regards.
Moon

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