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Insect - Xiphydria mellipes - male

Insect - Xiphydria mellipes - Male
Wilton, Inland Barrens, Saratoga County, New York, USA
Just not sure. Emerged from white birch branch brought indoors last month. Thank you for your help! KB.

Moved from ID Request.

Xiphydria sp., male. Males are difficult to identify, but the most common Xiphydria in birch is Xiphydria mellipes.

David, thank you, please see male that just
emerged at my next set. Thank you!! Is this consistent with X. mellipes?

Xiphydriid Wood Wasp (Xiphydriidae)?


Ahhhh thanks
Bob Carlson!, I had just found the genus! :-) New family for my yard. Nice.

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