Male Pigeon Horntail

horntail on my finger
July 24, 2009
I know you have some horntail pics already, but here’s a detailed close-up on my finger in case you want something different.
Northern Indiana

Pigeon Horntail
Pigeon Horntail

Hi Vince,
Thanks for sending us your photo.  What really distinguishes your photo from most of the Pigeon Horntail images on our site is that your individual is a male.  Female Pigeon Horntails have formidable looking ovipositors that are often mistaken for stingers.  We are linking to a matching image on BugGuide identified as a male Pigeon Horntail, Tremex columba.

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