Order Hymenoptera, Family Braconidae
- This page contains pictures and information about Braconid Wasps in
subfamily Doryctinae that we
found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
- Most Wasps in
subfamily Doryctinae are ectoparasitic on larvae of wood-boring and
bark-mining Coleoptera. Some are parasitic on moth or sawfly larvae. There
are the reduced wing species in this subfamily.
- Braconid Wasps in subfamily Doryctinae can be distinguished with the
- - fore tibia with longitudinal row of pegs or spines,
- - large head on slender elongate body,
- occipital carina present,
- - female with extended ovipositor,
- White Flank Black Braconid Wasp
- Syngaster lepidus, body length 10mm
- This species look very similar to the above two species. We distinguished them
by the white episternum and red abdomen tip of this species. Please check this
page for more information.
- ? Spathius sp., body length 15mm
- Pictures taken on Nov 2007 in Karawatha Forest. Please check this page
for more information.
- 1. Insects
of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University
Press, 2nd Edition 1991, p948.
- 2. Northern
Territory Insects, A Comprehensive Guide CD - Graham Brown, 2009,
- 3. Family BRACONIDAE - Australian Faunal Directory, Australian Biological Resources Study.
- 4. Insects of Australia and New Zealand - R. J. Tillyard, Angus
& Robertson, Ltd, Sydney, 1926, p269.
- 5. Subfamily Doryctinae
- Australian Biological Resources Study, Australian Faunal Directory.
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