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Torymid wasp

Megastigmus sp.


A very small female wasp checking out some eucalyptus leaf galls. Ovipositor looks right length for this project. Loved the intense orange eyes too. The wasp is about 3-4mm body length. (beyond my cam sorry)


In a local nature reserve.


Thanks John La Salle for direction.

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

John La Salle if you see this message could you please have a look at Chun's spotting here http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/171... Thank you.

Hema 4 years ago


MartinL 4 years ago

Yes, cute.
I'll give you that.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

Great thanks John. She was really determined and totally ignored my clumsiness. Made me want a real camera though.

John La Salle
John La Salle 4 years ago

Hi Mark
Family Torymidae, genus Megastigmus
These are quite cute.
Often associated with galls - and lots of species which are difficult to identify.

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.91, Long: 145.31

Spotted on Mar 3, 2015
Submitted on Mar 10, 2015

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