Tiny Black Gasteruptiid Wasp
S2: Profile
Adelaide Hills
Yellow-faced Moth Parasitic Wasp
Male: dorsal
Cream-spotted Ichneumon Wasp (Echthromorpha intricatoria)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)     iNaturalist Observation
Order: Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)
Family: Ichneumon Wasp (Wasp: Ichneumonidae)
Species: Cream-spotted Ichneumon Wasp (Echthromorpha intricatoria)
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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).

Copyright © 2011- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 15-May-2011
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.