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Cream spotted Ichneumon

Xanthocryptus sp.


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


Exploring the crevices of bark on local eucalyptus.


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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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


Mark Ridgway
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Mark Ridgway

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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

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