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Xiphydriidae, lateral - Xiphydria maculata - female

Xiphydriidae, lateral - Xiphydria maculata - Female
Plymouth Rock, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA
June 11, 2014
Size: 15 mm
dead in a bucket of water at the windmill
but it's the first one I've seen

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Xiphydriidae, lateral - Xiphydria maculata - female Xiphydriidae, head & thorax - Xiphydria maculata - female Xiphydriidae, ovipositor - Xiphydria maculata - female

Moved
Moved from Xiphydria mellipes.

Xyphydria maculata
I believe this one is actually Xiphydria maculata, because all the antennal segments past the basal few are white. Antennae should be wholly black in Xiphydria mellipes.

 
Thank you.
I appreciate the description of a difference between the two.