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Pigeon horntail

Tremex columba

Description:

1-1/2 inch, cylindrical, dark red to black, yellowish cross bands on abdomen, horny spear-like plate at tip of abdomen, female (shown) with blunt ovipositor 1/4 as long as body.

Habitat:

Hardwood an mixed forests.

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1 Comment

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

nice spotting - and unusual common name!

NaturalistAmateur
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NaturalistAmateur

Illinois, USA

Spotted on Aug 20, 2012
Submitted on Aug 24, 2012

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