Orchid Dupe Wasp 


Banded Pupa Parasite Wasp I - Gotra sp.


This page contains pictures and information about Banded Pupa parasite Wasps that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length  15mm, female                                                   
The wasp has white band on the antenna. Its body is black with white dots on thorax and white-banded abdomen. The legs are orange-brown in colours. The ovipositor is medium in length. 
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As most other wasps in subfamily Phygadeuontinae, The larvae are external parasites of pupae of moths.

1. Insects of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, pp 945.
2. An introduction to the Ichneumonidae of Australia - Gauld, I.D. 1984, British Museum, page 158.
3. A field guide to insects in Australia - By Paul Zborowski and Ross Storey, Reed New Holland, 1996, p183.
4. Insects of Australia - By George Hangay & Pavel German, Reed New Holland 2000, p117.
5. Wasps - family Ichneumonidae - lifeunseen.com, by Nick Monaghan. 

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