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Heteropelma scaposum

8 Two-toned caterpillar parasite wasp at Banks, ACT

Heteropelma scaposum at Banks, ACT - 26 Feb 2023
Heteropelma scaposum at Banks, ACT - 26 Feb 2023
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Identification history

Heteropelma scaposum 1 Mar 2023 SimoneC
Unidentified 26 Feb 2023 Diane

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HelenCross wrote:
   1 Mar 2023
Maddi Gianotta, ANU taxonomist, has said:
"I can't get down to species from the photo... but it's a female of the tribe Gravenhorstiini from the subfamily Anomaloninae (and I'm leaning towards the genus Heteropelma - although I do think the genera are difficult to delineate"superficially)."
SimoneC wrote:
   1 Mar 2023
Thanks for this info, this sighting was on my list to try keying out, great photos
HelenCross wrote:
   1 Mar 2023
No worries Simone. Looks like wasps are very tricky! They are awesome photos of Diane's!

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Location information

Species information

  • Heteropelma scaposum Scientific name
  • Two-toned caterpillar parasite wasp Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 26 Feb 2023 10:01 AM Recorded on
  • Diane Recorded by

Additional information

  • Verbena shrub Associated plant
  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size
  • Feeding on nectar or pollen Insect behaviour on flower
  • True Pollinator Insect on Flower

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