The life cycle of a wood wasp begins with the female
inserting her ovipositor into a piece of wood that is dead or
dying and very weak. She then lays up to 7 eggs that will hatch
in 3 to 4 weeks time. Once the eggs have hatched, the larvae
tunnel further into the wood travelling parallel to the grain.
As the larva chews the wood, it uses a spine at the tip of its
abdomen to push its way forward. The larva first feeds on the
softer wood just under the bark before moving into the harder
wood closer to the centre of the piece of wood. The larvae then
moves bake to the softer wood under the bark to finish feeding.
The wood wasp larvae feed for between 2 to 4 years while go
through 4 to 5 stages before becoming an adult wood wasp. When
the larvae is ready to pupate, it will do so for up to 6 weeks
before chewing its way out of the piece of wood it was laid.
Different Types of Wasps - Hornets
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which they live and an indication of how long they live.
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