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Species Xiphydria maculata

Lovely wasp - Xiphydria maculata Xiphydriid Wood Wasp - Xiphydria maculata Xiphydria maculata - female Xiphydriid Wood Wasp - Xiphydria maculata - female Wood Wasp - Xiphydria maculata - female black-and-white spider wasp-like - Xiphydria maculata ID? - Xiphydria maculata - female parasitic wasp - Xiphydria maculata - female
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)
Genus Xiphydria
Species maculata (Xiphydria maculata)
Explanation of Names
Xiphydria maculata Say 1836
Food
Prefers maples. [comment by Dave Smith]