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Unidentified at suppressed - 4 Apr 2021
Unidentified at suppressed - 4 Apr 2021
Unidentified at suppressed - 4 Apr 2021
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Identification history

Braconidae sp. (family) 4 Apr 2021 Kyliegw
Unidentified 4 Apr 2021 Kyliegw

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Beetle? Wasp? It was flying around the mistletoes. There were probably more than I counted.


KimPullen wrote:
   4 Apr 2021
Based on images in ALA - https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:c13c14f6-164e-40e0-a441-7b185350829f#overview - matches the wasp Iphiaulax rufus (Braconidae).
Kyliegw wrote:
   4 Apr 2021
Wow. Thanks Kim. I did question myself when I saw it whether it was a wasp or a beetle, but it was so colourful I went with beetle. The triangle shape at the rear and the side on view does look more like a wasp. I will try wasp and see what happens!

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  • 6 Abundance
  • 4 Apr 2021 10:51 AM Recorded on
  • Kyliegw Recorded by

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