Woodwasp/horntail

7081.        I am not looking to publish anything, I have never seen such a flying insect in this region during fifty years of living here. I am concerned about evasive species. Del D’Arcangelo. Courtenay, British Columbia. Canada

Number 7081. This is a native species; it’s Urocerus californicus, a woodwasp/horntail (Hymenoptera/Siricidae), Click here. Woodwasps lack venom and are harmless to humans.