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Yellow Flank Braconid Wasp - Chaoilta hollowayi 


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

Body length  15mm                         
We saw this wasp a few times in Karawatha Forest during early to late summer.  
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The wasp in the photos is female for she has the typical long ovipositor of a female Braconid wasp. The wasp has black body with yellow flank and yellow-banded abdomen. Its wings are tinted with half orange and half dark brown, Its head is orange in colour with black antenna. All its legs are black. 
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When we took those pictures the wasp was checking a pupa on tree trunk. This wasp just kept on what it was doing and ignored our approaching.  
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The genus Chaoilta is believed the parasitises of Jewel Beetle larvae which live under bark. 
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Please check the Braconid Wasps main page for more general information about this wasp. 

1. What wasp is that? - An interactive identification guide to the Australasian families of Hymenoptera, 2007. 
2. Unknown Ichneumon wasp with yellow flanks - Insects and Spiders of Sunshine Coast by Nick Monaghan.
3. A field guide to insects in Australia - By Paul Zborowski and Ross Storey, Reed New Holland, 1996, p185.
4. A revision of the Australian species of Iphiaulax Foerster and Chaoilta Cameron (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Braconidae) - Quicke, D. L. J., 1991. Records of the Australian Museum 43(1): 6384. [22 March 1991].
5. Braconine wasps of Australia - Quicke, D.L.J., Ingram, S.M. (1993), Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 33 (1): 299-336. 

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