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Tonight I walked into the dining room and instantly walked out when I saw this flying around the light. Thankfully the fly swatter was close so I could knock it down and figure out what it was. It's a female Ichneumon wasp. They don't sting and inject their eggs into trees. The larvae are parasites and feed off of another kind of wasp's larvae.

Last week I found a mosquito eater the size of a hummingbird in my room and now this. I live on the Willamette Valley, we aren't supposed to get bugs like this. I'm ready for the first frost to take them out.

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These are a very good wasp, and beautiful. Wasps are good. They kill and eat things that eat what I want to propagate. The enemy of my enemy is my friend.
 
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