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Family Xiphydriidae - Xiphydriid Wood Wasps

Small horntail-like wasp - Xiphydria tibialis Xiphydriid Wood Wasp - Xiphydria tibialis sawfly? - Xiphydria tibialis - male Tiny caramel-colored Xiphydria-like creature - Xiphydria - male Discovered in January Northern Illinois indoors, currently very docile. - Xiphydria polia - female Xiphydriidae? - Xiphydria black-and-white spider wasp-like - Xiphydria maculata Wasp for ID - Xiphydria mellipes
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 Xiphydriidae (Xiphydriid Wood Wasps)
Numbers
9 spp. in a single genus in our area(1), ~80 spp. in 17 genera worldwide
Size
12-20 mm
Identification
similar to horntails but no horn at the tip of the abdomen
Habitat
The larvae bore in the dead or decaying wood of deciduous trees