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Species Urocerus albicornis - White-horned Horntail Wasp

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Symphyta" - Sawflies, Horntails, and Wood Wasps)
Family Siricidae (Horntail Wasps)
Subfamily Siricinae
Genus Urocerus
Species albicornis (White-horned Horntail Wasp)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sirex latifasciata Westwood 1874
Explanation of Names
Urocerus albicornis (Fabricius 1781)
25-30mm long(1)
Middle of the antennae, cheeks, bases of the tibia and tarsi are white. White spots also occur at times on the sides of the abdomen.(1)
transcontinental: forested regions from southern boreal Canada south to CA-NM-MO-LA-NC(?GA)(2)
hosts include fir, larch, spruce, pine, Douglas-fir, hemlock, and western red cedar(3)
Works Cited
1.Eastern Forest Insects
Whiteford L. Baker. 1972. U.S. Department of Agriculture · Forest Service.
2.Siricidae (Hymenoptera: Symphyta: Siricoidea) of the Western Hemisphere
Schiff, N.M., Goulet, H., Smith, D.R., Boudreault, C., Wilson, A.D., and Scheffler, B.E. 2012. Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification No. 21: 305 pp.
3.Guide to the siricid woodwasps of North America
Schiff N.M., Valley S.A., LaBonte J.R., Smith D.R. 2006. USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team, Morgantown, WV. 101 pp.