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Sirex areolatus? - Sirex - female

Sirex areolatus? - Sirex - Female
La Grande, Union County, Oregon, USA
October 13, 2017
Size: TL=30mm, incl. ovipositor
This specimen was perched on a wall at EOU on a day with light rain showers, hence the rain drop on its wing. It was an iridescent blue-black color on all body parts and legs, the wings were a translucent pale brown, and the ovipositor on this female specimen was of medium length. According to the "Guide to the Siricid Woodwasps of North America", this specimen would be identified as a female Sirex areolatus. I'm very grateful to John Balaban and Ross Hill for their help with this identification.

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