Subject: Unknown Horntail
Location: Washington
August 8, 2017 12:30 pm
I was moving some logs in my backyard I’m Mukilteo and came across this little guy. I captured it and then continue moving the logs. I found three more but the third one got away. One of the additional ones I got is all black while the other is just a bigger version of the first one. I know they are Horntail, research from this website but which kind?
Signature: Elizabeth


Dear Elizabeth,
Your Horntail is
Urocerus albicornis which you can verify by comparing your individual to this image posted to BugGuide.  According to BugGuide:  “hosts include fir, larch, spruce, pine, Douglas-fir, hemlock, and western red cedar.”

Location: Mukilteo, Washington

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