Subject: Insect identification
Location: Czech republic, near river Sazava
July 11, 2012 2:43 pm
my friend find this bug in Czech republic near river Sazava. There was a lot of them. The attached picture is from: www.muskari.cz
I want to ask you to identify the type of insect.
This is a Wood Wasp, a group of insects with larvae the bore in wood. We believe we have correctly identified it as Sirex juvencus on the Encyclopedia of Life website. There is a nice photo that shows the sexual dimorphism since the male and female look very different from one another.