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Wasp (female)

Description:

Easy 55mm long from head to white tip of the ovipositor. Greyish colour, found hovering around a - look like - Sirex Woodwasp.

Notes:

Parasitic wasp.

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8 Comments

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Sorry I missed the message Chiquita. Thanks John.

John La Salle
John La Salle 8 years ago

This is in the Gasteruptiidae - probably genus Gasteruption.

Chicquita
Chicquita 8 years ago

Thanks YukoChartraw and emanuelgoyco, very difficult to ID with this silhouette pic :(

Chicquita
Chicquita 8 years ago

Should I change it to Giant Ichneumon Wasps or keep it as it is, Argy Bee? Intriguing with the colour grey and white tips. I saw it again today, hope I can get some better pics.

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 8 years ago

Nice capture!

emanuelgoyco
emanuelgoyco 8 years ago

awesome wasp

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Excellent photo Chicquita. The gasteruptiids here are small - like big mosquitoes.

Chicquita
Chicquita 8 years ago

Do we have Giant Ichneumon Wasps in Australia?

Chicquita
Spotted by
Chicquita

New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Feb 7, 2013
Submitted on Feb 8, 2013

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