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A delicate thin waisted parasitic wasp about 30 mm long with a long thin white tipped ovipositor. The wasp had long legs with club-like hind tibiae.
Spotted flying around the garden - suburban area.
"Females oviposit in the nests of solitary bees (Apidae) and wasps (Vespidae) , where the larvae are predator-inquilines, eating the host egg or larvae and consuming the pollen store. Adult gasteruptiids may be seen on flowers or hovering near bare ground, logs or trees."
Spotted on Feb 3, 2015
Submitted on Feb 4, 2015
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