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Genus Xiphydria

Wood Wasp - Xiphydria maculata - female Large bug - Xiphydria maculata Xiphydriidae, lhead & thorax - Xiphydria abdominalis Tiny caramel-colored Xiphydria-like creature - Xiphydria - male Female Wood Wasp - Xiphydria mellipes - female Xiphydriidae? - Xiphydria mellipes - female Xiphydria maybe - Xiphydria   - Xiphydria
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)
Genus Xiphydria
Explanation of Names
Xiphydria Latreille, 1802
9 spp. in our area,(1) ~40 total
Our species are keyed by Smith (1976).(2)
Works Cited
1.Nomina Insecta Nearctica
Poole, Robert W., Inc.
2.The Xiphydriid Woodwasps of North America (Hymenoptera: Xiphydriidae)
David R. Smith . 1976. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, Vol. 102, No. 2, pp. 101-131 .