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Parasitic wasp (numerous families)Evaniidae sp. (family)

Hatchet wasp

The abdomen of a Hatchet wasp, Evaniidae sp. (family), is quite flat on each side, being compressed laterally, and resembles a hatchet or flag. When moving around the wasp jerks the abdomen up and down constantly. It is a parasitic wasp and the female lays her eggs into the freshly laid egg cases of cockroaches. The egg cases are known as oothecae and one egg is laid for each ootheca. When the wasp egg hatches the larvae eats the cockroach eggs and then pupates, later emerging as an adult. The adults feed on flower nectar. 

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Evaniidae sp. (family) (Hatchet wasp) at Conder, ACT - 19 Nov 2018 Evaniidae sp. (family) (Hatchet wasp) at Conder, ACT - 19 Nov 2018 Evaniidae sp. (family) (Hatchet wasp) at Bruce Ridge - 1 Nov 2018 Evaniidae sp. (family) (Hatchet wasp) at Black Mountain - 9 Sep 2018 Evaniidae sp. (family) (Hatchet wasp) at Bimberi Nature Reserve - 15 Dec 2017 Evaniidae sp. (family) (Hatchet wasp) at Flynn, ACT - 13 Nov 2011
Evaniidae sp. (family) (Hatchet wasp) at Conder, ACT - 19 Nov 2018
Evaniidae sp. (family) (Hatchet wasp) at Conder, ACT - 19 Nov 2018
Evaniidae sp. (family) (Hatchet wasp) at Bruce Ridge - 1 Nov 2018
Evaniidae sp. (family) (Hatchet wasp) at Black Mountain - 9 Sep 2018
Evaniidae sp. (family) (Hatchet wasp) at Bimberi Nature Reserve - 15 Dec 2017
Evaniidae sp. (family) (Hatchet wasp) at Flynn, ACT - 13 Nov 2011

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