What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject:  a flying insect , black with red on bottom
Geographic location of the bug:  Luzerne county, PA
Date: 08/05/2018
Time: 05:02 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I never saw this insect before.  It resembles a wasp and looks like it has a stinger on it’s end, the abdomen is a bright red , has wings and the rest of it black.
How you want your letter signed:  Dan

Black and Red Horntail

Dear Dan,
The only other image we have on our site of a Black and Red Horntail,
Urocerus cressoni, looks amazingly like your image.  According to BugGuide:  “hosts include Fir, Spruce, and Pine (Abies, Picea, Pinus).”

Thank you. Definitely looks like the picture you sent.


What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

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