This large, long, thin black, tan and yellow wasp is a parasitoid of moth and butterfly caterpillars. This female was cruising low over grassy areas presumably looking for caterpillars when she was photographed. Wasps in the genus Therion are part of the huge and complex group of wasps known as Ichneumon wasps, all of which are parsitoids.
Two biologists on a beautiful property armed with cameras, smart phones and a marginal knowledge of websites took up the challenge of documenting one species a day on that property. Join along! Posts and photographs by Leah Ramsay and David Fraser (unless otherwise stated; started January 1, 2014.