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CLOSED: Our cat was chasing this insect in the house

Kanata, Canada

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!

Thumbnail by Whiskeytown
Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

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


Kanata, Canada

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



Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

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


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