Subject:  What is this guy
Geographic location of the bug:  Pacific Northwest
Date: 08/04/2021
Time: 04:48 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I was saving trees and was hanging out in the brush and I happened to come across this thing. Looks like a wasp but I’m not entirely sure what this thing could be.
How you want your letter signed:  Shovel logger 03

Whitehorned Horntail

Dear Shovel logger 03
This is a Wood Wasp commonly called a Whitehorned Horntail,
Uroceros albicornus.  This female will likely use her long ovipositor to lay her eggs beneath the bark on conifers.  The larvae are wood borers.

 

Location: Pacific Northwest

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