Orchid Dupe Wasp 


Black-headed Orange Parasite Wasp - Stiromesostenus sp.


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

Body length 15mm
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We found this wasp in Karawatha Forest on Jan 2011. It was searching on bark on large tree trunk. 
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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, Fig42.19 D.
2. An introduction to the Ichneumonidae of Australia - Gauld, I.D. 1984, British Museum, p64.

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