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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]


  -37.646016 , 144.868111 : 158.939 m

Near Greenvale VIC 3059, Australia


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

    Reply • 18 Mar 2017

  2. David Francis  Same as Thomas N's observation on NS? This looks to be similar to this one on Insects of Tasmania

    Reply • 18 Mar 2017

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

      Reply • 18 Mar 2017

      • 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 2017

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

          Reply • 18 Mar 2017

  3. Andrew Allen  I'm not so sure about the ID now David. Maybe Callibracon sp.

    Reply • 18 Mar 2017

  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!

    Reply • 18 Mar 2017

  5. David Francis  Callibracon spp. added to database.

    Reply • 18 Mar 2017

  6. Andrew Allen  Thanks David.

    Reply • 18 Mar 2017

NS Observation No. 58CCB7AFED2A89563F0000C4
Created 2017-03-18 03:32 PM (over 1 year ago)
Created By Andrew Allen
Updated 2017-03-18 11:22 PM (over 1 year ago)
Updated By Andrew Allen
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