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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.
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(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
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any of various wasplike insects of the family Siricidae, the females of which have a hornlike ovipositor.
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Aside from a brief introduction and various descriptive captions, The Art of Harry Potter is entirely devoted to mesmerizing illustrations of dragons (including the notorious Hungarian Horntail), mythical beasts, Hogwarts faculty and classrooms, wizard wands, close-ups of pages from the Daily Prophet, libraries brimming with magical books, and much more.
The ichneumon slides her long ovipositor into the hole and lays eggs inside the horntail larvae.
nSee www.highlandcruises.co.uk STEALL FALLS A magnificent waterfall, Steall Falls, features in The Goblet of Fire, when Harry faces down a Hungarian Horntail dragon in the Triwizard Tournament.
The successful Warwick team will head to Belgium next March to compete in the European championships after they beat Brizzlebees, Portsmouth Horntail Strikers, Oxford Quidlings, Radcliffe Chimeras, London Unspeakables and the Werewolves of London in the Southern Cup.
Here you'll find shelves full of Gringotts goblins; hideous creatures from the deep lake; Aragog, the giant spider of the Forbidden Forest; Dobby the house-elf, a Hungarian Horntail dragon, Buckbeak, Fawkes and more.
Revealing scenes from all of the films in this top-grossing theatrical franchise, a steady gaze is required to bring Buckbeak, Hedwig, and the Hungarian Horntail Dragon into view.
Dragon Challenge is themed around the Tri-Wizard Cup that Harry competed in and you can choose to experience either, or both of the two dragon rollercoasters, the Hungarian Horntail or the Chinese Fireball.
Consequently, the Hungarian Horntail dragon functions as a means of underscoring Harry's heroic nature and extraordinary flying skill: "And with a huge spurt of speed, he was off, he was soaring out over the stands, the heavy egg safely under his uninjured arm" (GF 311).
The presence of white larva with a distinctive back spine or "horntail" on the rear indicates a sirex woodwasp infestation.
She also says she will ruthlessly protect her writing days like a "Hungarian Horntail guards its firstborn egg".