Order Hymenoptera, Family Braconidae
- This page contains pictures and information about Braconid Wasps in
subfamily Agathidinae that we
found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
- Braconid Wasps in subfamily Agathidinae are small to medium size. They are
usually orange in colour with black and orange wings. They may be mistaken as
the subfamily Braconinae
species, which can be distinguished by wing vein pattern. Larvae are internal
- Braconid Wasps in subfamily Agathidinae can be distinguished with the
- - usually orange with black and orange wings,
- - forewing with distinctively narrow radial cell, marginal cell long and
narrow, CuA2 absent,
- Band-winged Orange Braconid Wasp
- Disophrys sp., body length 15mm
- This wasp is orange in colour with black head and black antenna. Its legs
are orange. Its wings are also tinted with orange with black bands. We recorded this wasp attached Tree
Lucerne Moth caterpillars. Details please check this page.
- Black Head Braconid Wasp
- ? Bassus sp., body length 10mm
- Pictures were taken on Nov 2007 in Yugarapul Park. Please check this page
for more information.
Orange Braconid Wasp
- ? Cremnops sp., body length 10mm
- Please check this page for more
- 1. Insects
of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University
Press, 2nd Edition 1991, p945.
- 2. Northern
Territory Insects, A Comprehensive Guide CD - Graham Brown, 2009,
- 3. Wasps - family Braconidae
- lifeunseen.com, by Nick Monaghan.
- 4. Family BRACONIDAE - Australian Faunal Directory, Australian Biological Resources Study.
- 5. What
wasp is that? - An interactive identification guide to the
Australasian families of Hymenoptera, 2007.
- 6. Insects of Australia and New Zealand - R. J. Tillyard, Angus
& Robertson, Ltd, Sydney, 1926, p269.
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