Sighting

Jamie 27 Oct 2018

unidentified wasp

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Sighted 27 Oct 2018
34 Station Rd, Otford NSW 2508, Australia

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  • Marc Newman 24 November 2018
    Glabridorsum stokesii
    (species)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae: Glabridorsum: stokesii
    Common Names: Parasitic wasps, oriental fruit moth parasite
    Marc Newman says

    Glabridorsum stokesii. This Ichneumon wasp was introduced to New Zealand from Australia in the 1960s and 70s programme of biological control of lightbrown apple moth. This ichneumonid is now established throughout the North Island and the north of the South Island. The adult female lays an egg on the surface of the leafroller pupa and the wasp larva feeds externally before becoming an internal parasite. In addition to parasitising leafrollers, this wasp is an important natural enemy of Oriental fruit moth and occasionally attacks codling moth pupae.”

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  • Jamie 27 October 2018
    Tagged With wasp
    Jamie says

    small wasp approx 7mm- photographed during the day, south of Sydney.

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