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Giant Wasp
Location:  Nazareth, PA
August 30, 2010 9:53 am
I took this picture yesterday at a picnic in Nazareth, PA. Was about 2” long and had a 1/4” to 1/2” stinger. Any idea what the heck it is?
Todd

Pigeon Horntail

Hi Todd,
The body coloration on this Pigeon Horntail,
Tremex columba, is lighter than the typical coloration, but it is represented on at least one image posted to BugGuide.  These Wood Wasps lay their eggs in diseased, decaying or cut wood and the larvae spend several years burrowing and feeding on the wood pulp.

Pigeon Horntail

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

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