Urocerus gigas

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Urocerus gigas
Urocerus gigas5.jpg
Female ovipositing
(probably in Germany)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Suborder: Symphyta
Superfamily: Siricoidea
Family: Siricidae
Genus: Urocerus
Species: U. gigas
Binomial name
Urocerus gigas
Linnaeus, 1758

The Giant Woodwasp, Banded Horntail, or Greater Horntail (Urocerus gigas) is a species of Sawfly, native to the Holarctic and North Africa. Adults are usually between 10 to 40mm (0.5 to 1.5 inches) in length.[1]

Subspecies include[verification needed]:

  • Urocerus gigas flavicornis
  • Urocerus gigas gigas
  • Urocerus gigas taiganus


  1. ^ "Giant Woodwasp- Urocerus gigas". Massnrc.org. 2008-02-25. Retrieved 2014-06-18. 

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