What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: What is this?
Location: Southern Wisconsin
September 5, 2015 7:39 pm
My mom saw several of these around her yard today. What are they? Do they make nests or sting?
Signature: Heather S

Pigeon Horntail

Pigeon Horntail

Dear Heather,
This is a female Pigeon Horntail, a type of Wood Wasp.  The female lays her eggs beneath the bark of dead or dying trees, and the larvae are wood borers.  They neither sting nor build nests.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Wisconsin

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