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Cream-spotted ichneumon - Echthromorpha intricatoria Observed many of the small wasps searching frantically amongst leaves of a eucalyptus tree. They would only sit still for a very short time. Australia,Eamw- wasps,Echthromorpha intricatoria,Fall,Geotagged Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Cream-spotted ichneumon - Echthromorpha intricatoria

Observed many of the small wasps searching frantically amongst leaves of a eucalyptus tree. They would only sit still for a very short time.

    comments (4)

  1. Beautiful species, beautiful shot! Posted 11 days ago
    1. Lots of wasps on that tree but it took 20 minutes for one to stop flying about. Posted 10 days ago
  2. Hard to capture. Great shot. Posted 11 days ago
    1. Thanks,Niel. Posted 10 days ago

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"Echthromorpha intricatoria" is a common wasp found in Australia and New Zealand. It cannot sting and does not build nests, and is harmless to humans. The female injects eggs into pupae of moths and butterflies with the ovipositor, particularly favouring the Nymphalidae. "Metacrias huttoni" has been shown to be a host species for "E. intricatoria".

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Uploaded May 11, 2022. Captured May 10, 2022 11:13 in GJX2+7W Hindmarsh Valley SA, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 700D
  • f/8.0
  • 1/512s
  • ISO400
  • 110mm