ichneumon

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northern African mongoose

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Ichneumons in Reunion Island: a catalogue of the local Ichneumonidae (Hymenoptera) species, including 15 new taxa and a key to species.
The two individuals that did not feed on coleopterans primarily are other hard-bodied insects, specifically stink bugs (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) and ichneumons (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae).
Despite his significant contributions on the systematics of ichneumons, he was an unassuming person.
When the first cicadas (or harvest flies) of the year sing at noon, then lanky ichneumons get into your house and sit on the walls like gargantuan mosquitoes.
who writes: "It is well known that ichneumons [sic; see below] are famous for their smell.