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That’s this bug?
I live near Regina, Saskatchewan Canada. When I had this bug land on me it scared the crap out of me! I searched your site but did not find anything that resembles this one. I have never seen a bug like this before in this area. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks
Mark

Hi Mark,
This female Horntail Wood Wasp, Urocerus gigas, cannot sting. Though it appears she has a stinger, it is really an ovipositor for laying eggs in dead and dying trees where the larvae bore into the wood.

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