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Genus Xeris

Cascades Wasp - Xeris - female Hymenoptera-Xeris ? - Xeris Horntail - Xeris indecisus - female Horntail - Xeris - female Xeris indecisus?  - Xeris indecisus - female Ichneumon wasp   ? - Xeris indecisus - female Ichneumon wasp ? - Xeris indecisus - female CIRO Bug - Xeris
Classification
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
Numbers
6 native spp. in our area, 10 total; X. spectrum is often intercepted in NA but not established(1)
Range
Holarctic; in our area, X. melancholicus is northern transcontinental, the rest are western(1)
Food
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.