Long-tailed Wasp
Blue-eyed Hatchet Wasp
Yellow-antenna Hatchet Wasp
White-dotted Hatchet Wasp
Round-headed Hatchet Wasp 
Gasteruptiid Wasp
Small Gasteruptiid Wasp 


Insect Eggs Parasite Wasps - Family Pteromalidae

Order Hymenoptera

This page contains pictures and information about Insect Eggs Parasite Wasps - Family Pteromalidae that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Wasps found in this family are small in size. They are dark, pale coloured or metallic colours. The body is usually sclerotised. They includes parasites and hyperparasites of eggs, larvae and pupae of other insects of many orders. 

Planthopper- egg Parasitoid
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?sp., body length 3mm 
On a newly made Planthopper egg sac, there were a group of Parasitic Wasps laying their eggs into it. The wasps were black in colour. Please check this page for more infromation.
Leafbeetle-egg Parasitoid I
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?sp., body length 2mm
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. Please check this page for more information.
Leafbeetle-egg Parasitoid II
?sp., body length 3mm  
We found that the Leaf Beetle eggs were heavily infected by the tiny parasite wasps, especially from mid to late summer season. The batches of Leaf Beetle eggs that we collected in late summer season are all parasitised. Please check this page for more information.

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