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Species Sirex nigricornis

What is this? - Sirex nigricornis - female Female Sirex nigricornis (Pale form) - Sirex nigricornis - female
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 Sirex
Species nigricornis (Sirex nigricornis)
Explanation of Names
Sirex nigricornis Fabricius 1781
Range
across Canada (QC-AB-?BC) and the US south to FL-TX(1)
Food
wide host range, mostly on various pines(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.