Brown Braconid Wasp
Dull Black Braconid Wasp


Family Microgastrinae - Braconid Wasps

Order Hymenoptera, Family Braconidae 

This page contains pictures and information about Braconid Wasps in subfamily Microgastrinae that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Braconid Wasps in subfamily Microgastrinae are dark brown to black in colours. They are small in size. They are the parasitoids of moth caterpillars. 
They can be distinguished by the following characteristics; 
- Antennae are 16-seggmrnted,

Dull Black Braconid Wasp
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? Apanteles sp, body length 10mm
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1. Apanteles subandinus - Australian Insect Common Names, CSIRO 2005.
Unknown Braconid Wasp 3
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? sp., Microgastrinae, body length 5mm 

1. Insects of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, p949.
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: January 20, 2013.