Guide to the siricid woodwasps of North America

  • Authors: Schiff, Nathan M.; Valley, Steven A.; LaBonte, James R.; Smith, David R.
  • Publication Year: 2006
  • Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
  • Source: Forest Service, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team. 102 p

Abstract

The Siricidae are a family of large, colorful, stingless wasps whose larvae bore into wood. They are members of the suborder Symphyta (sawflies, and horntails or woodwasps) of the insect order Hymenoptera (ants, wasps, and bees), and are characterized by having a broad waist and an ovipositor modified to insert eggs into wood.

  • Citation: Schiff, Nathan M.; Valley, Steven A.; LaBonte, James R.; Smith, David R. 2006. Guide to the siricid woodwasps of North America. Forest Service, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team. 102 p
  • Posted Date: January 7, 2008
  • Modified Date: January 7, 2008
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