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Cream-spotted Ichneumon - female

Echthromorpha intricatoria

Description:

A medium-sized black wasp with multiple small creamish-white spots on thorax and abdomen. Legs were red. Wings were clear except for black pterostigmas on the fore wings. The wasp had a short black ovipositor

Habitat:

Spotted flying around a eucalyptus tree.

Notes:

The wasp injects eggs into the pupae of moths and butterflies and the wasp larvae feed on the pupating lepidopteran larva.
Family: Ichneumonidae

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Leuba Ridgway
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Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Dec 23, 2014
Submitted on Dec 24, 2014

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