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Species Urocerus flavicornis - Yellow-horned Horntail Wasp

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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 flavicornis (Yellow-horned Horntail Wasp)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
=Urocerus gigas flavicornis
Explanation of Names
Urocerus flavicornis (Fabricius)
Size
10-40 mm (males smaller than females); larvae up to 30 mm
Range
all forested regions across Canada and the US(1) (LB-AK south to NH, NM & CA)(2)
Food
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.