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Braconid wasp

Callibracon sp.


Tiny braconid wasp attending leaf galls.


On Eucalyptus.


The wasp is depositing her eggs inside a spindle gumtree gall. The last pic was taken on 24 May 2012 showing a developing larvae.

1 Species ID Suggestions

TracyL 11 years ago

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MartinL 11 years ago

Thank you for your comments Leuba.
I have some in a container now to determine the adult psyllid. (AKA Jumping plant lice)

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 11 years ago

Hi Martin, have a look at this spotting of mine. I had labelled these galls as spindle galls ( acc. to Brisbane insects) but l.cook has suggested amending it to Psyllid gall
I am now not sure whether they are Schedotrioza sp - could you advise on my spotting, please.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 11 years ago

missed this one Martin - great series ! It's good to see the last pic with wasp larva..

MartinL 11 years ago

The species of gall is the spindle gumtree gall, a soft bug named
Apiomorpha spinifer

MartinL 11 years ago

I've come back to this spotting and added the tiny target hemipteran gall forming scale bug (pic#2).

MartinL 11 years ago

Thanks Tracy

MartinL 11 years ago

This wasp seems to be braconid wasp (Callibracon sp.)

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 11 years ago

Martin, have you seen this?

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Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Dec 1, 2011
Submitted on Dec 1, 2011

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