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Black-abdomen Slender Ichneumon Wasp - Dicamptus sp.,


This page contains pictures and information about Black-abdomen Slender Ichneumon Wasps that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length  20mm                                                                              
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Photo was taken in Botanic Garden on Feb 2010. The wasp was resting under leaf, The larvae  in this subfamily are internal parasitic on larvae of moths and butterflies. Adults are active at night. The wasp has the typical wing vein pattern of subfamily Ophioninae.
Please check the Ichneumon Wasps page for more general information above this wasp.

1. Northern Territory Insects, A Comprehensive Guide CD - Graham Brown, 2009.
2. Insects of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, pp 945.
3. An introduction to the Ichneumonidae of Australia - Gauld, I.D. 1984, British Museum, p291.

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