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Wood Wasp - Xiphydria maculata - female

Wood Wasp - Xiphydria maculata - Female
lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
July 22, 2009

Moved from Xiphydria.

Xiphydria maculata Say
Ovipositing in maple? At least maple is a common host of this species. Beautiful!

Moved from ID Request.

very nice work bugotoner :)
Great shot!

Thanks Andy! Bugotony textboo
Thanks Andy! Bugotony textbook to be released next year!

Excellent image.
My sincere compliments on an outstanding image of a seldom-photographed insect. I did not, however, know that trees came from eggs, or that insects lay eggs that give rise to trees. Hm-m-m-m:-)

Thank you for compliment on i
Thank you for compliment on image! And if you wish to learn more about egg trees you must study bugotony! : )

Xiphydria female