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California Wood Wasp

Urocerus californicus


This is a large wood-boring wasp that has a large rounded body. Wood wasps that are part of the family Siricidae and are large non-stinging wasps that are attracted to dead or dying conifer trees.


Spotted on the edge of a road in a conifer dominate forest. Cascade foothills in eastern Washington.

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Brian38 8 months ago

Thanks, Leuba. I was lucky to find her while I was working along a road. She was a bit hobbled but was still alive. Probably hit by a passing car. Its the first time if found this species. I couldn't find good detailed information on them yet other than my reference.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 8 months ago

Interesting !

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Roslyn, Washington, United States

Spotted on Sep 9, 2020
Submitted on Sep 10, 2020

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