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Urocerus gigas

(Giant Wood Wasp)

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Common Names

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Common Names in Dutch:

Reuzenhoutwesp

Common Names in English:

Giant Wood Wasp, Banded Horntail Sawfly, Pine Wood Wasp, Siricid Woodwasp, Yellow-Horned Horntail

Common Names in Finnish:

Jättipuupistiäinen

Common Names in French:

Sirex géant

Common Names in German:

Riesenholzwespe

Common Names in Hungarian:

Óriás fenyődarázs

Common Names in Norwegian:

Kjempetreveps

Common Names in Swedish:

Stor hornstekel

Description

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Habitat

Typically found at an altitude of 0 to 3,960 meters (0 to 12,992 feet).[1]

Taxonomy

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Similar Species

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Members of the genus Urocerus

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 5 species and subspecies in this genus:

U. albicornis (White-Horned Horntail) · U. augur (Siricid Woodwasp) · U. cressoni (Black and Red Horntail) · U. flavicornis (Banded Horntail) · U. gigas (Giant Wood Wasp)

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Notes

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Data Sources

Accessed through GBIF Data Portal December 08, 2007:

Identifiers

Footnotes

  1. Mean = 546.260 meters (1,792.192 feet), Standard Deviation = 643.360 based on 200 observations. Altitude information for each observation from British Oceanographic Data Centre. [back]
Last Revised: 2014-11-20