Tremex columba

Pigeon Horntail

Tremex columba, Pigeon Horntail, West Virginia image


Family: Siricidae

Subfamily: Tremecinae


Females ovisposit in logs and stumps, where their larva develop. Some larvae fall victim to ichneumonid wasps, Megarhyssa spp., which are parasitoids on this one species of horntail.

Photo data: 2 November 2008. Male. Ruraldale, Upshur County, West Virginia.

Pigeon Horntail, Tremex columba, Horntail photos
Pigeon Horntail, Tremex columba, Horntail image from West Virginia

This page is both the species page for Tremex columba and the family page for Siricidae