Insects and other Invertebrates of Riddells Creek

Insects and other Invertebrates of Riddells Creek

by Russell Best


Observer

Tags / Aspects

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Description

Colourful wasp resting on Grasstree on T-Hill.
Identified by K.Walker. A parasite of ant larvae.

Date & Time

  2015-09-10 11:24 AM

Location

  -37.431763 , 144.672183

Discussion

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  1. Russell Best  A ruby-tailed wasp maybe?

    Reply • 10 Sep 2015

  2. David Francis  Russell, The same colouring as a ruby-tailed wasp but with" heavily sculptured thorax to defend against ant bites and stings" (KW) I added this species to the database , David

    Reply • 10 Sep 2015

  3. Cathy Powers  David, what a wonderful example of evolution to enable using stinging/biting ants as hosts.

    Reply • 10 Sep 2015