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Great Wood Wasp (Horntail)

Planted on: July 3, 2014 | by

This insect flew into the air when the garden was being watered, and again when we were planting up the raised beds. It is a Great Wood Wasp (sometimes called a Horntail). The female has a long pointed tail at the back of her body, and is often mistaken for a stinging organ, but is an ovipositor, which she uses to lay her eggs in the trunks of coniferous trees. Despite their appearance, these insects are quite harmless.Giant wood wasp


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