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Black and White-striped Ichneumon Wasp - ? Gotra sp.


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

Body length  15mm                                                                              
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Female                                                                  Male
We often find those wasps in our backyard, land on the leaves and search for prey to parasite. They target at large cocoons of moths on stems or on barks. We usually find a pair of female and male searching on the same plant. The about pictures show a female with long ovipositor and a male without it.
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.
2. An introduction to the Ichneumonidae of Australia - Gauld, I.D. 1984, British Museum, page 158.
3. Wasps - family Ichneumonidae -, by Nick Monaghan. 

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