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I finally managed a to find a Braconid Wasp that sat still at eye level for a few seconds, allowing for a reasonable photo!

Date & Time

  2017-03-18 12:00 PM [Melbourne]

Location

  -37.646016 , 144.868111 : 158.939 m

Near Greenvale VIC 3059, Australia

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Cathy Powers and David Francis starred this.

  1. David Francis  Brilliant photo of such a small and active (and beautiful) insect.

    Reply • 18 Mar

  2. David Francis  Same as Thomas N's observation on NS? https://natureshare.org.au/observations/56dea989ed2a8972fb000298?species=Braconidae+spp. This looks to be similar to this one on Insects of Tasmania https://sites.google.com/site/insectsoftasmaniahymenoptera2/suborder-apocrita--terebrant/ichneumonidae-ichneuman-wasps/genus-westwoodia

    Reply • 18 Mar

    • Andrew Allen  Thanks David. Looks a lot like Westwoodia sp.

      Reply • 18 Mar

      • David Francis  Westwoodia ruficeps added but I see from Insects of Tas, that it is an ichneumon wasp that mimics a braconid.

        Reply • 18 Mar

        • Andrew Allen  I'll have to keep trying to get a photo of a Braconid now!!!

          Reply • 18 Mar

  3. Andrew Allen  I'm not so sure about the ID now David. Maybe Callibracon sp. http://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:343e566a-ee42-4154-88ba-a3f5bb8ba263#gallery

    Reply • 18 Mar

  4. David Francis  Yes, I agree. More like Callibracon sp. See "White-flank Black Braconid Wasp" at Brisbane Insecets. Looks like you have bagged your first braconid after all! http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_parawasps/WhiteFlankBlackWasp.htm

    Reply • 18 Mar

  5. David Francis  Callibracon spp. added to database.

    Reply • 18 Mar

  6. Andrew Allen  Thanks David.

    Reply • 18 Mar




NS Observation No. 58CCB7AFED2A89563F0000C4
Created 2017-03-18 03:32 PM (9 months ago)
Created By Andrew Allen
Updated 2017-03-18 11:22 PM (9 months ago)
Updated By Andrew Allen
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