Australian Encyrtidae

Australian Encyrtidae

Postby Graeme Cocks on 05 Sep 2017, 01:35

Can anyone suggest a family for this wasp? Netted, Townsville, Queensland. Encyrtidae?
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Re: Australian wasp?

Postby chalcidbear on 06 Sep 2017, 17:48

This is an encyrtid. I think there is a high probability that this is the genus Psyllaephagus - which are primary or secondary parasitoids on psyllids. I've seen one estimate that there may be up to 500 species of Psyllaephagus from Australia.
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Re: Australian wasp?

Postby Graeme Cocks on 06 Sep 2017, 18:42

Thanks Bob. Wow, only 499 to go.
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