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Species Xiphydria maculata

Horntail? Wasp from firewood - Xiphydria maculata - female Xiphydriid Emergence - Xiphydria maculata - female Xiphydriid Emergence - Xiphydria maculata - female Xiphydria maculata - female Xiphydriid Wood Wasp - Xiphydria maculata - female Xiphydria maculata (?) - Xiphydria maculata - female Xiphydriidae, lateral - Xiphydria maculata - female Xiphydria maculata
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
Identification
Females are readily identifiable by the combination of white antennae (only shared with X. polia) and reddish-orange legs.(1)
Food
Prefers maples. [comment by Dave Smith]
Works Cited
1.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 .