Males of this wasp are attracted to, and attempt to mate with terrestrial orchids of the genus Cryptostylis, which mimic female wasps of the species in both odour (pheromone) and appearance. The wasps pick up pollen in the act, subsequently pollinating other orchids that they visit.
Lissopimpla excelsa is listed in the following regions:
Canberra & Southern Tablelands | Southern Highlands | Noosa | Albury, Wodonga | South Coast
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MapsANBG Aranda Bushland Bruce Ridge Cotter Reserve Hall Cemetery Jerrabomberra Wetlands Namadgi National Park Pine Island to Point Hut Point Hut to Tharwa Red Hill Nature Reserve Sth Tablelands Ecosystem Park
PlacesActon, ACT Aranda, ACT Brindabella, NSW Cook, ACT Cotter River, ACT Dunlop, ACT Fyshwick, ACT Garran, ACT Googong, NSW Greenway, ACT Hall, ACT Higgins, ACT Holt, ACT Hughes, ACT Isaacs, ACT Kambah, ACT Kosciuszko National Park, NSW Lake George, NSW Macarthur, ACT Michelago, NSW Molonglo Valley, ACT Mongarlowe, NSW Mount Clear, ACT Murrumbateman, NSW Nicholls, ACT Numeralla, NSW O'Connor, ACT Paddys River, ACT Pialligo, ACT Red Hill, ACT Stromlo, ACT Tennent, ACT Wambrook, NSW Wanniassa, ACT Waramanga, ACT Wee Jasper, NSW Yarralumla, ACT