Order Hymenoptera, Family Ichneumonidae
- This page contains pictures and information about Orange Ichneumon Wasps in
subfamily Ichneumoninae that we
found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
- Ichneumoninae is the second largest subfamily in Ichneumon Wasps. Ichneumon Wasps in subfamily
Ichneumoninae usually found searching for
caterpillar or pupa on foot on vegetation or soil. In some species female
and male look quite different.
- Ichneumon Wasps in subfamily Ichneumoninae can be distinguished with the
- - on the forewing usually with the diamond or pentagon-shaped
- - forewing with two bullae (unpigmented area of vein)
- - 3r-m always present.
- - ovipositor medium length with rigid sheath, never
- Black-tipped Orange
- Ctenochares bicolorus, Ichneumonini, body length 25mm
- Please check this page for
- Black-headed Orange Wasp
- Gavrana spinosa, Ichneumonini, body length 15mm
- Pictures were taken on Jan 2009 in Carbrook Wetland. From it
white-banded antenna. The
wasp has the orange colour body and black head. Please check this page
for more informtion.
- White-tailed Orange Wasp
- Ischnojoppa sp., Ischnojoppini, body length 15mm
- This wasp is pale orange-brown in colour with last two abdomen segments in
black. There is the white spot at the end tip. The body is slender
parallel-sided with all segment fairly evenly broadened. Please check this page for more
- Orange Pupa Parasite Wasp
- Akymichneumon sp., Phaeogenini, body length 15mm
- We found this Ichneumon Wasp laying eggs into a moth pupa. Please click on here for the whole story.
- Brown Legs Black Ichneumon Wasp
- Eleebichneumon pittata, Phaeogenini, body length 15mm
- This is a black wasp with orange-brown legs. The antennae are black white
band. There are the orange brown abdomen segment and black abdomen with white
edges. The scutellum is white in colour. Please check this page
for more information.
- 1. Insects
of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University
Press, 2nd Edition 1991, pp 943.
- 2. An introduction to the Ichneumonidae of Australia - Gauld, I.D. 1984,
- 3. Parasitoids: Natural enemies of helicoverpa
- Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, Queensland, 2005.
- 4. Northern
Territory Insects, A Comprehensive Guide CD - Graham Brown, 2009.
- 5. Wasps - family Ichneumonidae - lifeunseen.com, by Nick Monaghan.
- 6. What
wasp is that? - An interactive identification guide to the
Australasian families of Hymenoptera, 2007.
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