Giant wood wasp

Photo: Peter Lillywhite,   Museum Victoria,   PaDIL

Photo: Peter Lillywhite, Museum Victoria, PaDIL

  • Large, 10-40mm long, yellow and black coloured wasp
  • Usually affects stressed softwoods including pine, fir, cedar and spruce
  • Larvae bore into the tree creating feeding galleries and cause significant damage

High priority pest of: Plantation forestry

Scientific name: Urocerus gigas
EPPRD Category:
Life Form: Ants & wasps (HYMENOPTERA)

Pest Documents

FS: fact sheet

CP: contingency plan

DP: diagnostic protocol