What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: What is this????
Location: Newfoundland, Canada
August 17, 2015 10:37 am
hi there, just saw this and was wondering what it is?? it has me freaked out!!!!
Signature: Denise

Horntail

Horntail

Dear Denise,
This is a Horntail or Wood Wasp in the genus
Urocerus, most likely Urocerus albicornis.  They do not sting.  The female uses her ovipositor to lay her eggs beneath the bark of conifers.  According to BugGuide:  “hosts include fir, larch, spruce, pine, Douglas-fir, hemlock, and western red cedar.”

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Newfoundland, Canada

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