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This tiny wasp (about 2.5mm long) appeared on these fresh leaf beetle eggs within a minute of them being laid.
On eucalyptus leaves in a local nature reserve.
[ Beetles Paropsisterna sp. (possibly P obovata?)
There were many of these eggs and the above species of beetle on this single small sapling. ]
Peter Chew says late in summer all eggs are parasitised whereas earlier only some are... balance of nature?
Spotted on Feb 23, 2014
Submitted on Feb 24, 2014
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