Subject: what is this
Location: spanaway Washington
June 28, 2015 11:57 am
Its about 1,5 to 2 inches long
Signature: lamont



Dear Lamont,
This is a Giant Wood Wasp or Horntail in the genus
Urocerus, and based on images and sighting information on BugGuide, we believe it is Urocerus flavicornisThe ovipositor at the end of the abdomen indicates that this is a female.  The female uses her ovipositor to deposit her eggs beneath the bark of trees and the larvae that hatch bore in the wood.

Location: Spanaway, Washington

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