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Species Urocerus flavicornis - Yellow-horned Horntail Wasp

Large wasp-like insect - Urocerus flavicornis Female Urocerus flavicornis? - Urocerus flavicornis - female Moth/wasp hybrid?!  - Urocerus flavicornis - female Unknown Wasp - Urocerus flavicornis - female Tremex - Urocerus flavicornis Horn Tail ? - Urocerus flavicornis - female Wood wasp - Urocerus flavicornis - female Urocerus flavicornis? - Urocerus flavicornis - female
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 flavicornis (Yellow-horned Horntail Wasp)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
=Urocerus gigas flavicornis
Explanation of Names
Urocerus flavicornis (Fabricius)
10-40 mm (males smaller than females); larvae up to 30 mm
all forested regions across Canada and the US(1) (LB-AK south to NH, NM & CA)(2)
hosts include fir, larch, spruce, pine, and Douglas-fir(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.