Pigeon Horntail

Big Wasp-Like Insect
I saw this bug on our screen door (kept getting his legs stuck) so I ran to get the camera and snap a couple of pictures. Can you tell me what it is? I’ve never seen anything like it before. In either shape or size. It looked to be about an inch and a half or so long.

Hi Mark,
What a beautiful image of Pigeon Horntail, a type of Wood Wasp.

2 thoughts on “Pigeon Horntail”

  1. Is it venomous? I was driving and I felt something crawling up my leg…I jumped out of the car and immediately took my jeans off. Yes cars were going by …I am sure they just thought I was a crazy lady. Yeah I was sorta crazy as it crawled up my inner thigh! We put it in a jar to study it.


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