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Brown-banded Ichneumon Wasp - Lissonota  sp.


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

Male, body length  15mm                                                 
This wasp is reddish-brown in colours with white patterns. From it white-banded antenna. On the forewing there is quadrate shaped areolet.
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We found this wasp on Apr 2010 in Karawatha Forest. It was examining the Lerp Insects on gum leaves. We believed the wasp was feeding on the honey dew secreted by them.
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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 246.
2. Wasps - family Ichneumonidae - lifeunseen.com, by Nick Monaghan. 

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