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A widespread eastern species (Webb, 1984), but there are only a few Virginia records.
Collections are all from northern Virginia, but this species likely is more widespread.
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.
In Virginia, the range of this species appears to be restricted to northern Virginia and the western mountains.
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.
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.
The range in Virginia is restricted to northern and western Virginia according to the map in Webb (1984) pl 269.
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