Wood wasp

7268.      Hello can you please tell me what type of insect this is. Recently I have been finding them in my yard. Edmonton, Alberta. Canada

 

Number 7268. This is Urocerus albicornis, a wood wasp (Hymenoptera: Siricidae),  wood wasp image . They lack a sting and are harmless; their larvae bore in the wood of dead/dying trees.