Subject: Saving a Stranger
Location: Green Mountain Falls, Colorado
July 24, 2015 8:12 pm
So this bug we had saved from drowning in a lake/pond with a stick. He dried off and left after a while. Anyway once we got him on dry ground we were shocked by it. We never saw anything like it and really wanted to know what it is. If you could help us that would be amazing!!!
Signature: Lapen Family
Dear Lapen Family,
This is one of the Horntails or Wood Wasps in the genus Urocerus, most probably Urocerus flavicornis, which is also pictured on BugGuide. The larvae bore in the wood of coniferous trees. Your rescue efforts are noteworthy and we are tagging this posting with the Bug Humanitarian Award.