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Jul 22, 2014 6:31 PM

What is this? It had a huge sting

I saw this in work today. It could fly was about 2 inches long and had a hige sting

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    Jul 23, 2014 11:26 AM (in response to Adamc)
    Re: What is this? It had a huge sting

    This is the Greater Woodwasp, Urocerus gigas. It is a wasp in the group commonly known as sawflies and despite their formidable size and appearance they are harmless. The female uses this long ovipositor to lay eggs in dead trees and her larvae feed and develop on this dead wood resource over the course of several years. 

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