Order Hymenoptera, Family Ichneumonidae
- This page contains pictures and information about Ichneumon in subfamily Tryphoninae
Wasps that we
found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
- Ichneumon Wasps in Tryphoninae are from small to large in size. Females
are with ovipositor relatively short, not projecting beyond apex of abdomen.
Their young are external parasites of sawfly
larvae and moth caterpillars.
- Ichneumon Wasps in subfamily Tryphoninae can be distinguished with the
- - on the forewing usually with the areolet absent or
with small diamond-shaped areolet.
- - forewing with a single bullae (unpigmented area of vein)
- - ovipositor is very short and never projected beyond
- Reddish-orange Ichneumon Wasp
- Netelia sp., body length 20mm
- Most Netelia species are uniformly reddish orange insects.
- 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,
British Museum, p72.
- 3. Northern
Territory Insects, A Comprehensive Guide CD - Graham Brown, 2009.
- 4. Netelia producta
- Australian Insect Common Names, CSIRO, 2005.
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