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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Subfamily Siricinae

California Horntail - Urocerus californicus - female Sirex nigricornis? - Urocerus cressoni Sircicidae: Sirex - Sirex Urocerus californicus? - Urocerus californicus - female Sirex areolatus - Urocerus cressoni White-horned Horntail - Urocerus albicornis Urocerus flavicornis Wasp - Sirex
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 (Horntail Wasps)
Subfamily Siricinae
Numbers
20 spp. in 2 genera in our area, 64 spp. in 4 genera worldwide(1)
Range
holarctic; in our area, more diverse in n. & w. NA(1)
Food
on conifers(1)
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.