horntail

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horn·tail

 (hôrn′tāl′)
n.
Any of various sawflies of the family Siricidae, having a spine at the end of the abdomen and, in the female, a long stout ovipositor.

horntail

(ˈhɔːnˌteɪl)
n
(Animals) any of various large wasplike insects of the hymenopterous family Siricidae, the females of which have a strong stout ovipositor and lay their eggs in the wood of felled trees. Also called: wood wasp

horn•tail

(ˈhɔrnˌteɪl)

n.
any of various wasplike insects of the family Siricidae, the females of which have a hornlike ovipositor.
[1880–85]
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Community composition and phenology of native Siricidae (Hymenoptera) attracted to semiochemicals in Minnesota.
some Siricidae larvae may have been present but were unidentifiable.
The female Siricidae wood wasp uses a needle-like ovipositor to insert her eggs into pine trees.