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Red Caterpillar Parasite Wasp - ? sp.


This page contains pictures and information about Red caterpillar parasite Wasps that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length  15mm                                                                              
The wasp is reddish-brown in colour with brightly yellow legs. Face is yellow in colour. We found two Red Caterpillar Parasite Wasps flying around and checking on leaves. 
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Pictures were taken on Sep 2012 in Anstead Forest. Please check this page for more information.

1. Insects of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, pp 945.
4. Wasps - family Ichneumonidae - lifeunseen.com, by Nick Monaghan. 
5. An introduction to the Ichneumonidae of Australia - Gauld, I.D. 1984, British Museum, p324.

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Last updated: September 16, 2012.