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Very often we find eucalyptus leaves that have been delaminated and puffed into a 'pillow' with a large internal void. This tiny wasp might be part of the story. It was at a rough opening on this puffed leaf and seems to be extricating itself from a skin just inside the hole. About 6mm long with distinctive black pterostigma and a longish flexed abdomen.. It turns out that this is a type of sawfly. Black over the thorax should be Phylacteophaga froggatti (male)

Date & Time

2015-03-04 02:14 PM [Melbourne]


-37.908265 , 145.311721 : 167.514 m

Near Upwey VIC 3158, Australia


NS Observation No. 54FE56A8ED2A8994A9000042
Created 2015-03-10 01:27 PM (about 5 years ago)
Created By Mark Ridgway
Updated 2015-05-29 06:44 PM (almost 5 years ago)
Updated By Mark Ridgway
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