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  Gasteruptiid Wasp (Gasteruptiidae family )





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Gasteruptiid Wasp

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GASTERUPTIID WASP FACTS

Identification
This wasp has black head and thorax. The front four legs are yellow and hindlegs are orange brown with yellow tips. The body is orange-brown. Females have a short ovipositor. The antennae are nearly as long as the body.

Size
20mm body length

Habitat
seen in suburban bushland

Food
adults feed on nectar



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Hymenoptera
Family:Gasteruptiidae
Genus:Gasteruptiidae family
Species:
Common Name:Gasteruptiid Wasp