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White Flank Black Braconid wasp - Syngaster lepidus


This page contains pictures and information about White Flank Black Braconid Wasps that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length  10mm                        
The wasp has the orange head, black thorax and black abdomen with white patterns on flank. Its wings are tinted in black colour. 
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This species is parasitoids of Longicorn Beetle larvae.  
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Please check the Braconid Wasps main page for more general information on this wasp. 

1. Insects of Australia and New Zealand - R. J. Tillyard, Angus & Robertson, Ltd, Sydney, 1926, p269. 
2. Syngaster lepida - Digital Insect of Taiwan Agriculture Research Institute, Taiwan Agriculture Research Institute.
3. The hymenopterous parasitoids of eucalypt longicorn beetles, Phoracantha spp. (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) in Australia - A. D. Austin, D. L. J. Quicke and P. M. Marsh (1994). . Bulletin of Entomological Research,84, pp 145-174. 
4. Insects of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, p948.

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Last updated: September 06, 2012.