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Xylomyidae of Virginia

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  • Animalia > Xylomyidae

    Solva crepuscula

    Collections are all from northern Virginia, but this species likely is more widespread.

  • Animalia > Xylomyidae

    Solva pallipes

    Probably widespread and common. Malaise trap specimens at the NMNH were obtained from a suburban yard in Arlington. A brown species with narrow yellow bands on the abdominal segments.

  • Animalia > Xylomyidae

    Xylomya aterrima

    In Virginia, the range of this species appears to be restricted to northern Virginia and the western mountains.

  • Animalia > Xylomyidae

    Xylomya pallidifemur

    The map in Webb (1984) indicates this species should be found statewide. But specimens are only from northern Virginia and from a few western counties.

    References:
    Webb, D. W. 1984. A Revision of the Nearctic species of Solvidae. Trans. Amer. Entomol. Soc. 110(2) 245-293.
  • Animalia > Xylomyidae

    Xylomya simillima

    Specimens at the NMNH are from Fairfax, Nelson, and Warren Counties. This species looks rather like Xylophaga cinctus, but the abdomen is entirely reddish, not black-tipped as in X. cinctus.

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    Xylomya tenthredinoides

    The range in Virginia is restricted to northern and western Virginia according to the map in Webb (1984) pl 269.

    References:
    Webb, D. W. 1984. A Revision of the Nearctic species of Solvidae. Trans. Amer. Entomol. Soc. 110(2) 245-293.