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Black-headed Orange Wasp - Gavrana spinosa


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

Body length 15mm
The wasp has the orange colour body and black head. There is the white marks next to the eyes and antennae are white banded. All legs are orange colour with white and black tarsus. 
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Pictures were taken on Jan 2009 in Carbrook Wetland. 
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Please check the Ichneumon Wasps page for more general information above this wasp.

1. Insects of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, p 944, Fig42.19D.
2. An introduction to the Ichneumonidae of Australia - Gauld, I.D. 1984, British Museum, p200.

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