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woodwasp

Scientific Name
Xeris spectrum
Scientific Author
(Linnaeus)
Taxonomy
(Hymenoptera: Siricidae: Siricinae)
Status
Exotic species - absent from Australia
Reliability
High
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Dorsal view female
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Unlabelled
Source
Peter Lillywhite & Ken Walker Museum Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes

The body length of males is 12-28 mm, and females are 12-28 mm long. The body is shiny, black or brownish-black with whitish spots on head behind eyes and on sides of pronotum. The ovipositor is as long as body or longer. The legs of both sexes are yellowish-reddish, but males have brownish rings on tibiae.

 

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See weblink Atlas of Forest Insect Pests

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Author
Walker, K.
Created
23/06/2006 12:41 AEST
Last Updated
24/08/2010 12:54 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2006) woodwasp (Xeris spectrum) Updated on 8/24/2010 12:54:21 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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Free for use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License

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