Subject: Unidentified Bug
Location: Saigon, Vietnam
April 15, 2014 4:14 am
Can you identify this flying insect and where they are likely to have originated?
These were found in slatted crates in a shipping container from SE Europe. There were about 10 of these about 25mm long. Some were still alive and there was evidence of wood dust alongside.
Signature: K. Ginty
Dear K. Ginty,
This is a Wood Wasp, and it resembles Uroceros gigas, a species found in Europe.