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  Braconid Wasp (Callibracon sp)





Braconid Wasp | Callibracon sp photo
Braconid Wasp photographed in Burpengary, Queensland

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Braconid Wasp | Callibracon sp photo
Braconid Wasp, Queensland Australia

Photograph copyright: ozwildlife - all rights reserved. Used with permission.



BRACONID WASP FACTS

Identification
This Braconid Wasp has orange head with black eyes. The thorax is black, and the abdomen is black above and white on the flanks and underside. There are black and white bands on the rear part of the abdomen.

Size
15mm

Habitat
seen flying around tree trunks looking for beetle larvae to parasitise

Food
larvae feed on longicorn beetle larvae

Breeding
Females lay eggs inside longicorn beetle larvae. The developing wasp parasitises the beetle larva.



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Hymenoptera
Family:Braconidae
Genus:Callibracon
Species:sp
Common Name:Braconid Wasp