Subject: Any ideas what this is?
Location: Buffalo, NY
August 17, 2014 9:10 pm
Does anyone have a clue what this flying bug is? Not sure if it came from the pine logs I was cutting but it also appears to have a stinger
Though we have no shortage of other Horntails on our site, including the Pigeon Horntail, this is the first example we are posting of a Black and Red Horntail, Urocerus cressoni. Horntails are Wood Wasps and the larvae bore in wood of dead and dying trees. According to BugGuide: “hosts include Fir, Spruce, and Pine (Abies, Picea, Pinus).”