Urocerus gigas (giant woodwasp, banded horntail, greater horntail) is a species of sawfly, native to the Palaearctic and North Africa. Adults are usually between 10 and 40mm (0.5 to 1.5 inches) in length.
- U. gigas gigas
- U. gigas taiganus
U. gigas is a wood boring insect which attacks softwoods of freshly felled logs/unhealthy trees. The species leaves discrete tunnels, frequently filled with hard packed coarse fibrous frass, hard to dig out from tunnels. The tunnels are large, round and discrete between 6-7mm.
- "Giant Woodwasp- Urocerus gigas". Massnrc.org. 2008-02-25. Retrieved 2014-06-18.
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