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Giant Wood Wasp / Riesenholzwespe

Urocerus gigas

2 Species ID Suggestions

Horntail / Holzwespe
Siricidae Horntail
Riesenholzwespe
Urocerus gigas


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4 Comments

Hannah Davis
Hannah Davis 5 years ago

Glad I could help :)

JoergBrockmann
JoergBrockmann 5 years ago

Thank you! It is the giant woodwasp. I have checked it out on the link you have in your post. We have some wood for building stored in our garden and we saw it there. Had been scared a bit as we never saw one before. Thank you for your quick help.

Hannah Davis
Hannah Davis 5 years ago

Might be Urocerus gigas, the giant woodwasp (Riesenholzwespe), but I'm really not sure: http://www.hornissenschutz.de/urocerus.h...

Hannah Davis
Hannah Davis 5 years ago

I think this is some kind of sawfly, possibly a horntail - those facial markings match what I see in photos of horntails on Wikipedia, but I'm not sure what species this could be. With that ovipositor, it's definitely a female.

JoergBrockmann
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JoergBrockmann

Nienstädt, Niedersachsen, Germany

Spotted on Jun 26, 2015
Submitted on Jun 26, 2015

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