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Leafbeetle-egg Parasitoid I - ? sp.

Family Pteromalidae

This page contains pictures and information about Leafbeetle-egg Parasitoid Wasps that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length 3mm
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We found those Leaf Beetle eggs on Acacia leaf. We brought the leaf home with the eggs. We kept the eggs in a jar and expected to see the Leaf Beetle nymphs came out. However, a few days later, we saw some small black wasp flying inside the jar. Carefully inspected the eggs, all eggs had a round opening, which is the typical mark made by parasitic wasp when they emerge. All five eggs were infected.
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We found the Leaf Beetle eggs in Karawatha Forest during early summer.
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1. Insects of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, p963.

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