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Yellow Flank Braconid Wasp - Callibracon flaviceps 

(former Poecilobracon flaviceps)


This page contains pictures and information about Yellow Flank Braconid Wasps that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length  20mm                         
We saw this wasp a few times in Karawatha Forest during early to late summer.  
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This wasp in the photos must be a female for she had the typical long ovipositor of a female Ichneumon wasp. The wasp had the black body, with yellow flank and yellow-banded abdomen. It wings were tinted with half orange and half dark brown, Its head was orange in colour, with black antenna. All its legs were black. 
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When we took those pictures the wasp was checking a pupa on tree trunk. This wasp just kept on what it was doing and ignored our approaching.  
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The genus Callibracon is known the parasitises of Longicorn Beetle larvae. 
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Please check the Braconid Wasps main page for more general information about this wasp. 

1. What wasp is that? - An interactive identification guide to the Australasian families of Hymenoptera, 2007. 
2. Unknown Ichneumon wasp with yellow flanks - Insects and Spiders of Sunshine Coast by Nick Monaghan.
3. Insects of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, pp 948, plate 6 ZB.
4. Species Callibracon flaviceps (Cameron, 1901) - Australian Faunal Directory, Australian Biological Resources Study.  

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Last updated: October 18, 2010.