Tiny Black Gasteruptiid Wasp
Yellow-faced Moth Parasitic Wasp
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)|
|Family:||Ichneumon Wasp (Wasp: Ichneumonidae)|
|Species:||Cream-spotted Ichneumon Wasp (Echthromorpha intricatoria)|
General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills and possibly elsewhere
A reasonably common wasp in the Adelaide Hills, yet we've not seen any in the Murraylands yet.
These wasps parisitise lepidoptera pupae.
The females have a medium sized ovipositor and are considerably larger than the males (about 18mm compared with 11-12mm for the males).