Banded-abdomen Ichneumon Wasp
Murray Mallee Region
Yellow-cheeked Ichneumon Wasp
Male, Abdomen
Yellow-cheeked Ichneumon Wasp (Ichneumonidae sp ES05)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)
Family: Ichneumon Wasp (Wasp: Ichneumonoidea: Ichneumonidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Yellow-cheeked Ichneumon Wasp (Ichneumonidae sp ES05)
This Photo:     Male, dorsal

Thank you Dan B (HeadSoup) for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA and possibly elsewhere
We thought it was a Braconid wasp but Dan said "Discosubmarginal wing cell is not divided and it looks like 2m-cu is present. Very similar colouring to braconids though!"

Copyright © 2021-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 16-Aug-2021
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.