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

Diapriid wasp at ANBG

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Diapriidae sp. (family) at ANBG - 4 Jul 2019
Diapriidae sp. (family) at ANBG - 4 Jul 2019
Diapriidae sp. (family) at ANBG - 4 Jul 2019
Diapriidae sp. (family) at ANBG - 4 Jul 2019

Identification history

Parasitic wasp (numerous families) Diapriidae sp. (family) 7 Jul 2019 KimPullen
Unidentified 7 Jul 2019 Tim L

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Author's notes

Sighted on a handrail in ANBG's Rainforest Gully and very active.

3 comments

KimPullen wrote:
   7 Jul 2019
According to 'The insects of Australia' (2nd ed., 1991), Diapriidae are no more than 6mm long.
Tim L wrote:
   7 Jul 2019
Hi Kim. Thanks for the identification and information. When I took the images I estimated the overall length of the body and outstretched antennae to be equivalent to about 3 match heads, or 12mm, hence the recorded animal size. I'm no expert on this matter, so I'll defer to the experts and will change the sighting info. Tim
KimPullen wrote:
   13 Jul 2019
Thanks Tim, that removes the uncertainty. The 6mm figure was for body length, i.e. not counting antennae. Kim.

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Hoshihananomia leucosticta (Pintail or Tumbling flower beetle) at ANBG - 22 Dec 2019 by RodDeb

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size (mm)
  • 4 Jul 2019 Recorded on
  • Tim L Recorded by

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