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found this in our garden.
Location:  allostock,knutsford,cheshire
August 15, 2010 12:25 pm
could you tell me what this is? i think its a horn tail wasp/wood wasp.
i live in cheshire in the uk.
kerry brown

Wood Wasp

Dear Kerry,
You are correct.  This is a Wood Wasp or Horntail,
Urocerus gigas.  The UK Safari website has a nice page on it.

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3 Responses to Wood Wasp from the UK

  1. Martin Robbins says:

    I have just found a large wood wasp in my garden, I must admit I have never seen anything so big it looked like four wasps in one. Are they dangerous.

  2. Kathy ford says:

    I have just had one of these in my garden, also in the knutsford area. (Pickmere)

  3. paul says:

    Just seen a wood wasp in my garden having a go at a conifer stump. I live near Leeds West yorkshire

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