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Brown-legged Black Ichneumon Wasp - Xanthocryptus sp.


This page contains pictures and information about Brown-legged Black Ichneumon Wasps that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length  15mm                                                   
This wasp is black with reddish-brown legs. From it white-banded antenna. There is a small pentagon areolet on forewing. Females have medium length ovipositor. 
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The wasp was found on Oct 2007 in Karawatha Forest searching on the ground.
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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 179.

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Last updated: August 14, 2012.