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Braconid wasp (♀)



A seriously long ovipositor and antennae make this girl about 4 times longer than her body. Ovipositor length estimated at 100mm !!


On eucalyptus trunk in open parkland.


They usually have an ovipositor length that matches a specific purpose? I wonder where this one goes?

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Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Feb 3, 2013
Submitted on Feb 3, 2013

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