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    Weird Bug Found in Durham Forest...??

    Today myself and a friend were riding out near Glen Major when we came across some bugs on a tree. Normally, no big deal.

    But holy jesus. These things looked like wasps with scorpion tails and some of them were huge! They were brown or red in colour and some of them also had two long whisker like things hanging off their rears.

    Neither of us had ever seen them before. Does anyone know what they were? I guess it would be easier to identify if I took a picture.

    Chipmunks were everywhere today too. Never seen so many.

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    I saw the same weird bugs when I was a kid about 35 years ago. They were on a stump on our property. The family cat had no problem killing and eating all of them. I have no idea what they are either.

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    My sources say "Sounds like Ichneumonidae!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by jduffett View Post
    My sources say "Sounds like Ichneumonidae!"
    This sounds right. They use those long things hanging off their rear to drill a hole into a log in the precise location where a larvae is, and then insert their egg into said larvae. Larvae becomes food for their young.

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    bugs are soooo gross!
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    Thats creepy.

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    The other day I emerged from some severely overgrown trail covered in a dozen inchworms, and a very tiny walking stick.

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