Siricid woodwasps
Sirex juvencus (Linnaeus)

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Taxonomic Rank

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Atelocerata
Class: Hexapoda (including Insecta)
Infraclass: Neoptera
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Hymenoptera
Superfamily: Siricoidea
Family: Siricidae
Subfamily: Siricinae
Genus: Sirex

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Synonyms and Other Names

Other Common Names:
wood wasp, horntails


Category: Boring Insects


Common Name Reference: The Exotic Forest Pest Information System for North America (EFPISNA) is a joint project of the member organizations of the Insect and Disease Study Group of the North American Forest Commission.

Scientific Name Reference: R.W. Poole and P. Gentili, Nomina Insecta Nearctica. 1996. Nomina insecta nearctica: a checklist of the insects of North America. Vol. 2. Rockville (MD): Entomological Information Services. Available at URL: