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Species Urocerus cressoni - Black and Red Horntail

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Classification
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 cressoni (Black and Red Horntail)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: Norton, 1864
Explanation of Names
named after E.T. Cresson, an American hymenopterist
Identification
head, thorax and wings black, abdomen red (amount of red variable), two pale spots behind the eyes, antennae black with white tips
Range
e. NA (NS-ON-MT south to FL)(1)
Season
Jul-Aug
Food
hosts include Fir, Spruce, and Pine (Abies, Picea, Pinus)(1)
Print References
Norton E. 1864. Notes on Tenthredinidae, with descriptions of new species. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Philadelphia 3: 4–16.
Works Cited
1.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.