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sawfly? - Xiphydria tibialis - male

sawfly? - Xiphydria tibialis - Male
Harms Woods Forest Preserve, Glenview, Cook County, Illinois, USA
July 14, 2010
Size: ~9mm
Saw this small thin wasp resting on a leaf. Couldn't make it out but now on the computer it looks like a sawfly.

perfect -- thanx for the followup, Dave
Moved from Xiphydria.

with specimens, and this is a male of Xiphydria tibialis. Nice picture. Males don't seem to be as commonly collected as females.

Yes, thank you both
We'll look for more when we go back today.


will be waiting for the final ruling; thanks!
Moved from ID Request.

This is a Xiphydria sp., male. Males are not too easy as the color differs considerably from the females. I'll update this as soon as I a chance to check some specimens in the collection.

Ah! Interesting!
The face reminded us of this earlier lovely, but....

this is something cool guys
i'm thinking male horntail (xiphydriid?)... give or take :]

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