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White Flank Black Head Braconid wasp - Pycnobraconoides sp.

Family BRACONIDAE

This page contains pictures and information about White Flank Black Head Braconid Wasps that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length  10mm, female                         
 
Confusing isn't it? This wasp looks the same as the wasp above except its head is black in colour and with shorter ovipositor. It was also found in Karawatha Forest on Nov 2007.
 
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Male 
 
Picture taken in Yugarapul Park on Nov 2008. This wasp seems like to rest on stem as we always found them there. Also found this wasp in Carbrook Wetland.
 
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Eye setose. Ovipositor medium long. Head very transverse. Ovipositor without a pre-apical dorsal notch. 
 
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Please check the Braconid Wasps main page for more general information about this wasp. 

Reference:
1. Insects of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, pp 948.
2. Wasps - family Braconidae - lifeunseen.com, by Nick Monaghan.
3. Unusual host carrying by a parasitoid wasp (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Braconinae, Pycnobraconoides) - Donald L. J. Quicke, Steve Marshall, Journal of Hymenoptera Research 20: 7779.
4. Braconine wasps of Australia - Quicke, D.L.J., Ingram, S.M. (1993), Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 33 (1): 299-336.

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