Orchid Dupe Wasp 


White-tailed Orange Wasp - Ischnojoppa sp.


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

Body length 15mm
This wasp is pale orange-brown in colour with last two abdomen segments in black. There is the white spot at the end tip. The body is slender parallel-sided with all segment fairly evenly broadened. 
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From the reference information there is only only one Ischnojoppa sp., i.e. I. luteator in Australia and the head is orange in colour, otherwise they look the same. This wasp could be a new Ischnojoppa species.
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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, pp 945 D.
2. An introduction to the Ichneumonidae of Australia - Gauld, I.D. 1984, British Museum, p208.

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