barroldo's picture

What is this?

Observed: 22nd July 2011 By: barroldo

i noticed this insect in my garden today just as my dog was about to pounce on it for a chew, so i saved it and would like to have it identified. can you help? to me it looks similar to a hornet but it is much much bigger

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Greater Woodwasp or Horntail Wasp (Urocerus gigas) interacts


Fomorii's picture

Greater Woodwasp or Horntail Wasp, Urocerus gigas

I'm fairly certain it's a Giant Woodwasp.