Subject:  Bug Found in trunk of dead pine tree
Geographic location of the bug:  State of Connecticut
Date: 06/09/2021
Time: 12:33 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Trying to identify bug that was burrowing in the lower trunk of a dead pine tree. The photos were taken last week.
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White Horned Horntail

This is a species of Wood Wasp known as a White Horned Horntail, Uroceros albicornus, which we confirmed on BugGuide.  According to BugGuide:  “hosts include fir, larch, spruce, pine, Douglas-fir, hemlock, and western red cedar.

Damage caused by White Horned Horntails

Thank you so much for getting back to me!
Michael Taylor

Location: Connecticut

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