Beneficial Wasps of the Ichneumonidae Family

with Matthew Hess

The beneficial wasps of the Ichneumonidae family may look disturbing and threatening, but they really pose no threat to humans.  There are many insects which fit into this category. Our minds often asses the insect on first glance and categorize them as threatening due to our unfamiliarity with the insect. That’s what this video is about. We want to get familiar with an aggressive and threatening looking insect that not only poses no threat to us, but is actually beneficial.

Learning more about insects can certainly lessen our anxiety when we come face to face with harmless insects that appear dangerous. It’s important that we do not threaten species which are not only beneficial to our ecosystem but also to humans. Having a proper balance requires that we are knowledgeable about other species around us. Killing insects or animals which not only pose no threat but are actually beneficial, can be stopped once we become educated.

We hope you enjoy the video and learn that the ichneumon wasp is an invaluable part of the ecosystem which poses no threat to humans.

It’s okay to live among insects… but you don’t have to live with them!