Order Hymenoptera, Family Braconidae
- This page contains pictures and information about Braconid Wasps in
subfamily Aphidinae that we
found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
- Wasps in this Subfamily are very small, about 1mm in body length. The
larvae are internal parasites of aphids, pupate inside the host.
- Aphid Parasitic Wasp
- Aphidius or Trioxys sp., body
- Aphid Parasitic Wasps
are the very small wasps. They can be found amongst the aphids colony, although
they may not been seen easily. The first picture shows a wasp laying egg into a aphid
body. The second picture shows the aphids colony, some of the aphids population are
dull brown in colour, which are parasitised by the wasp. More information and
pictures can be found in this page.
- 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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