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Genus Xeris

Xeris morrisoni indecisus - Xeris indecisus - female Hymenoptera-Xeris ? - Xeris Horntail - Xeris indecisus - female Xeris morrisoni female, lateral head - Xeris morrisoni - female Ichneumon wasp   ? - Xeris indecisus - female Ichneumon wasp ? - Xeris indecisus - female long-tailed insect - Xeris Ichneumon wasp? - Xeris
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 Siricidae (Horntails)
Subfamily Tremecinae
Genus Xeris
6 native spp. in our area; 10 spp. worldwide; X. indecisus (formerly X. spectrum) is often intercepted in NA but not established(1)
1. Xeris caudatus
2. Xeris chiricahua
3. Xeris indecisus (adventive)
4. Xeris melancholicus
5. Xeris morrisoni
6. Xeris tarsalis
Holarctic; in our area, X. melancholicus is northern transcontinental, the rest are western(1)
various Pinaceae(1)
Works Cited
1.Siricidae (Hymenoptera: Symphyta: Siricoidea) of the Western Hemisphere
Schiff, N.M., Goulet, H., Smith, D.R., Boudreault, C., Wilson, A.D., and Scheffler, B.E. 2012. Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification No. 21: 305 pp.