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Bug Egg Parasitoid - Anastatus sp.

Family Eupelmidae

This page contains pictures and information about Bug Egg Parasitoid Wasps that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 4mm
We saw this wasp wandering around those Cotton Plant Bug eggs a few times. We believed the wasp is Parasitoid of those eggs. 
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This wasp had wing patterns makes it looked like a small black ants when it was examining the bug eggs. Looked closer we found it was winged and with metallic black body colour.
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Please check this page for more information about Eupelmid wasp

1. A field guide to insects in Australia - By Paul Zborowski and Ross Storey, Reed New Holland, 1996, p187.
2. Northern Territory Insects, A Comprehensive Guide CD - Graham Brown, 2009.

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Last updated: February 09, 2013.