Xiphydria abdominalis

Wood Wasps

Xiphydria abdominalis, Wood wasps in family Xiphydriidae



Family: Xiphydriidae

Subfamily: Xiphydriinae

Length: 20 - 25 mm in this family


Larval wood wasps bore in decaying wood.

Adults have a spherical head that is attached to a noticeable "neck."

The individual shown here is a female photographed in rich West Virginia bottomland forest.

Xiphydria sp., image of Wood Wasps

Wood Wasps, Xiphydria sp.

Note that this is both the family page for Xiphydriidae and the genus page for Xiphydria

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