Black and White-striped Ichneumon Wasp. The antennae curl outwards at the tips - not sure if this is a feature of all members of this species?
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The Black and White-striped Ichneumon Wasp is black with white spots on the thorax and broad black and white bands on the abdomen. The antenna are black with white band. Females have ovipositor is less than half the body length. This wasp is similar in appearance to the Banded Caterpillar Parasite Wasp, but has a much shorter ovipositor.
body length 15mm
The female lays an egg in a moth cocoon. When the egg hatches the wasp larva feeds on the moth.
|Common Name:||Black and White-striped Ichneumon Wasp|
Relatives in same Genus
Black and Yellow-striped Ichneumon Wasp (G. unknown species)