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Upcoming Events

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington


Species Xiphydria maculata

Spotted Wood Wasp - Xiphydria maculata Xiphydriid Wood Wasp - Xiphydria maculata Wasp  - Xiphydria maculata Xiphydria maculata Xiphydria maculata - female wood wasp - Xiphydria maculata Is this a wasp? - Xiphydria maculata Wood Wasp - Xiphydria maculata - female
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Symphyta" - Sawflies, Horntails, and Wood Wasps)
Family Xiphydriidae (Xiphydriid Wood Wasps)
Genus Xiphydria
Species maculata (Xiphydria maculata)
Explanation of Names
Xiphydria maculata Say 1836
Prefers maples. [comment by Dave Smith]