Australian Ceraphronidae

Australian Ceraphronidae

Postby Graeme Cocks on 06 Jul 2017, 02:39

Can anyone suggest a family for this wasp? Platygastridae? Light trap, Townsville, Queensland.
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Re: Australian wasp?

Postby chalcidbear on 06 Jul 2017, 16:41

This is the family Ceraphronidae. Very commonly collected when sampling in or near the soil, but very little is known about their hosts.
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Re: Australian wasp?

Postby Graeme Cocks on 06 Jul 2017, 19:12

Thanks Bob. I could be wrong about the light trap. I could have collected it sweeping over grass.
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Re: Australian Ceraphronidae

Postby chalcidbear on 07 Jul 2017, 16:37

Well, they can be caught in malaise traps as well, its just that they seem to attack soil-inhabiting hosts.
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