Giant wasp popping up in northern Wisconsin

FOREST COUNTY, Wis. (WSAW) -- An unusual looking bug is getting noticed by people in northern Wisconsin.

WLUK-TV, reports the pelecinid wasp is a couple inches long, has a six-segmented tail-looking appendage, but cannot sting.

In the woods of Forest County, the insect is on the move.

“The pelecinid wasp usually comes out in late July, and most of the month of August," said Linda Williams, DNR Forest Health Specialist during an interview WLUK.

She said the insects do not fly well, and will typically be spotted low to the ground.

Williams add they are “one of the good guys” and shouldn't be killed.

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