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Photo#49348
Windfall maple fly - Xylomya americana

Windfall maple fly - Xylomya americana
Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
April 23, 2006
Size: 11 mm body

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Don Chandler says:
Xylomya americana - new NH record, we only had a single specimen from Ohio

 
"Xylomya americana"
Has this guy's name been changed?

 
Not that I know of, but I don't know much.
Why do you ask?

Xylomyidae: Xylomya sp.
It is a Xylomya sp. Save it for me please, alcohol will be fine. Members of this genus are very uncommon up our way.

 
Indeed I shall, Don.
Thanks so much for the ID.

 
Yes!
Very cool! Look for more on low vegetation along forest edges. They look and behave remarkably like sawflies or ichneumons, so you might "shoot first and ask questions later.":-) Great images and a terrific addition to the guide.

 
A bit waspy looking
I wasn't certain it wouldn't sting me when I grabbed it from the opened rearing container. The antennae said fly, but still... :-)

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