Orchid Dupe Wasp 


Banded Pupa Parasite Wasp III - Gotra sp.


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

Body length  20mm, female                                                   
This wasp look almost the same as the Banded Pupa parasite Wasp I but with longer legs and very long ovipositor. 
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We took those picture in Yugarapul Park and Karawatha Forest in early summer. Female wasps were searching for mature caterpillars and pupae in plants, litter or soil.
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Found the above pair of wasps when they were hunting in Ford Road Research Area on Apr 2008. Photos were taken when they were inspecting the rails of a wooden bridge. 
Please check the Ichneumon Wasps page for more general information above this wasp.

1. An introduction to the Ichneumonidae of Australia - Gauld, I.D. 1984, British Museum, page 158.
2. Wasps - family Ichneumonidae - lifeunseen.com, by Nick Monaghan. 

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Last updated: August 12, 2012.