This Ichneumon Wasp has black and yellow stripes on head and thorax. the abdomen is black with five yellow bands. the end part of the abdomen is brownish red. The female has a strong ovipositor that is less than half the body length. The antennae are very long.
body length 20mm
The female lays an egg in a caterpillar. When the egg hatches the wasp larva feeds on the caterpillar.
Common Name: Ichneumon Wasp
An excellent picture of this special looking wasp. What a clarity you reached with your picture, the wings for example are amazingly translucid. And a fine composition too. Very well done.