It is a pretty little animal, a species of ichneumon with catlike habits and a very prying disposition.
"Norman Vallery" by W.H.G. Kingston
Of insects, Oestrus, Ichneumon, Libellula 29.
"The Temple of Nature; or, the Origin of Society" by Erasmus Darwin
The ichneumon and the shrewmouse were also held sacred, though not identified with a human god.
"The Religion of Ancient Egypt" by W. M. Flinders Petrie
This is the ichneumon fly.
"The Meaning of Evolution" by Samuel Christian Schmucker
Ichneumon, the living, 138.
"Whittier-land" by Samuel T. Pickard
Besides the ichneumons, mentioned above, the feathered tribes do much towards keeping them down.
"British Butterfiles" by W. S. Coleman
Ichneumon flies and their beneficial habit.
"A Guide for the Study of Animals" by Worrallo Whitney
The ichneumon fly, Fig.
"Wood and Forest" by William Noyes
But she feared the ichneumon might not love his brother.
"Curious Myths of the Middle Ages" by Sabine Baring-Gould
The simplest are those of the large Ichneumon flies: The mother fly lays an egg beneath the skin of the caterpillar.
"Butterflies Worth Knowing" by Clarence M. Weed