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 Giant wood wasp (Urocerus gigas gigas)




Giant wood wasp | Urocerus gigas gigas photo
Urocerus gigas

Photograph by Holger Gröschl. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

Giant wood wasp | Urocerus gigas gigas photo
Giant wood wasp (Urocerus gigas gigas) on Silver fir (Abies alba)

Photograph by Louis-Michel Nageleisen, Département de la Santé des Forêts, Bugwood.org. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

GIANT WOOD WASP FACTS

Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Hymenoptera
Family:Siricidae
Genus:Urocerus
Species:gigas gigas
Common Name:Giant wood wasp


Relatives in same Genus
  White-horned horntail (U. albicornis)
  Siricid woodwasp (U. cressoni)
  Yellow-horned horntail (U. gigas flavicornis)
  Siricid woodwasp (U. taxodii)