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Cream spotted Ichneumon

Xanthocryptus sp.

Description:

Approximately 15mm long. Spotted and banded white and black wasp with orange femurs, bands on antennae, white bands on rear tarsi.

Habitat:

Exploring the crevices of bark on local eucalyptus.

Notes:

Subfamily Cryptinae. This one was moving around very quickly so it was difficult to get a good clear shot. Wasps need a mission.

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3 Comments

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Thanks again John. Because I didn't get clarity of venation of wings I wasn't sure it wasn't braconidae.

John La Salle
John La Salle 8 years ago

Ichneumonidae.

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Dec 15, 2012
Submitted on Dec 16, 2012

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