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Yellow Flank Braconid Wasp - Chaoilta hollowayi 

Family BRACONIDAE

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

Body length  15mm                         
 
We saw this wasp a few times in Karawatha Forest during early to late summer.  
 
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The wasp in the photos is female for she has the typical long ovipositor of a female Braconid wasp. The wasp has black body with yellow flank and yellow-banded abdomen. Its wings are tinted with half orange and half dark brown, Its head is orange in colour with black antenna. All its legs are black. 
 
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When we took those pictures the wasp was checking a pupa on tree trunk. This wasp just kept on what it was doing and ignored our approaching.  
 
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The genus Chaoilta is believed the parasitises of Jewel Beetle larvae which live under bark. 
 
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Please check the Braconid Wasps main page for more general information about this wasp. 

Reference:
1. What wasp is that? - An interactive identification guide to the Australasian families of Hymenoptera, 2007. 
2. Unknown Ichneumon wasp with yellow flanks - lifeunseen.com. Insects and Spiders of Sunshine Coast by Nick Monaghan.
3. A field guide to insects in Australia - By Paul Zborowski and Ross Storey, Reed New Holland, 1996, p185.
4. A revision of the Australian species of Iphiaulax Foerster and Chaoilta Cameron (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Braconidae) - Quicke, D. L. J., 1991. Records of the Australian Museum 43(1): 6384. [22 March 1991].
5. 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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