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Pigeon horntail - Tremex columba - female

Pigeon horntail - Tremex columba - Female
Kenner, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, USA
December 12, 2007
Sorry about the dark image.

Overcast, raining, late evening, no flash :(

I had never seen one of these before this and haven't seen any since... There was one on either side of this tree. The other had just finished her motherly duties as she died only a minute after I spotted her.