Orange Ichneumon Wasp
Ellura
Armyworm Parasitic Wasp
Female: profile
 
    
Armyworm Parasitic Wasp (Ichneumon promissorius)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)
Family: Ichneumon Wasp (Wasp: Ichneumonidae)
Species: Armyworm Parasitic Wasp (Ichneumon promissorius)
This Photo:     Female: dorsal

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), and elsewhere
About 12mm long, with black body, orange/red legs & white stripes on the abdomen and antennae. The body has several white spots
We have recently bought some jeweler's scales. They only measure in 10mg increments so aren't really accurate enough for inverts. But may work in a comparitive sense (ie between our finds).
This specimen weighed around 30mg.
We found one specimen in February.

Copyright © 2019 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 25-Feb-2019
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.