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Bug picture

Observed: 20th July 2013 By: Grace Nutt
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Description:

Does anyone know what this is? is it poisonous to humans or dogs.??

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Greater Horntail Wasp (Urocerus gigas) interacts

Comments

Amadan's picture

Chris is right

It is quite harmless. The "sting" is in fact an egg-laying tube (ovipositor to the cognoscenti), and only horntails of the female persuasion have them - for laying eggs in softwood.
A really good "spot" - I have looked for this species for years without success.