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Species Urocerus albicornis

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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 (Horntails)
Subfamily Siricinae
Genus Urocerus
Species albicornis (Urocerus albicornis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
=Sirex latifasciata Westwood 1874
Explanation of Names
Urocerus albicornis (Fabricius 1781)
Female: large black wasps with uniformly brown wings. Two white spots on the head; antennae white except at the base and tips; femora and tibiae white at the base and black distally; wings brown.
forested regions from southern boreal Canada south to NC-MP-NM-CA(1)
hosts include fir, larch, spruce, pine, Douglas-fir, hemlock, and western red cedar(2)
Works Cited
1.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.
2.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.