Urocerus gigas (Linnaeus, 1758)
Ichneumon gigas Linnaeus, 1758
Sirex bizonatus (Stephens, 1835, Sirex )
Urocerus taiganus Benson, 1943
England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland
conidium of Amylostereum chailletii is spread by mycangial pouches of female of Urocerus gigas
In Great Britain and/or Ireland:
Foodplant / internal feeder
larva of Urocerus gigas feeds within wood of Pinaceae
Other: sole host/prey
Fungus / feeder
larva of Urocerus gigas feeds on wood rot imperfect state of Amylostereum chailletii
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Urocerus gigas
Below is the sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Urocerus gigas
Public Records: 4
Specimens with Barcodes: 8
Species With Barcodes: 1
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.
- Urocerus gigas flavicornis
- Urocerus gigas gigas
- Urocerus gigas taiganus
- "Giant Woodwasp- Urocerus gigas". Massnrc.org. 2008-02-25. Retrieved 2014-06-18.
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