Subject: Midas like bug
Location: NW Washington state
May 17, 2016 8:45 pm
Hi, We have an odd bug we’ve never seen. It was seen today 30 miles south of Canada/ US border in Western Washington.
It’s about 1 and 1/4 inches long.
Primarily black with striped legs and long cream antenna.
It was attracted to a newly washed black car.
This is a female Wood Wasp, Urocerus albicornis, a species that does not sting. According to BugGuide: “hosts include fir, larch, spruce, pine, Douglas-fir, hemlock, and western red cedar.”