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Species Urocerus californicus - California 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 californicus (California Horntail Wasp)
Identification

Range
w. NA (MT-NM to BC & CA)(1)
Food
hosts include fir, larch, incense cedar, spruce, Douglas-fir, and hemlock(1)
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.