Brown Braconid Wasp
Dull Black Braconid Wasp


Family Helconinae - Braconid Wasps

Order Hymenoptera, Family Braconidae 

This page contains pictures and information about Braconid Wasps in subfamily Helconinae that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
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We recognized Braconid Wasps in subfamily Helconinae by the followings characteristic;
- the wing vein pattern, the second submarginal cell of fore wing quadrangular, vein r-m present, CU1b present,
They are endoparasites of Coleoptera larvae. 

Black Head Orange Braconid Wasp I
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? sp., body length 15mm
This wasp has a very long ovipositor. The wasp has a black head, long black antenna with white sections and reddish-brown body. Larvae of this wasp is the internal parasites of beetle larvae. Please check this page for more information.
Black Head Orange Braconid Wasp II
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? sp., body length 15mm
Please check this page for more information. 

1. Insects of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, p945.
2. Northern Territory Insects, A Comprehensive Guide CD - Graham Brown, 2009,
3. Wasps - family Braconidae -, by Nick Monaghan.
4. Family BRACONIDAE - Australian Faunal Directory, Australian Biological Resources Study. 
5. What wasp is that? - An interactive identification guide to the Australasian families of Hymenoptera, 2007. 
6. Insects of Australia and New Zealand - R. J. Tillyard, Angus & Robertson, Ltd, Sydney, 1926, p269.  

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Last updated: September 09, 2012.