Genus Brachymeria

Brachymeria spp. – these chalcids have the abdomen non-petiolate, the antennae are inserted above the lower margin of the eyes, the ovipositor never distinctly exerted, the hind femora are ventrally lined with coarse teeth, and the hind tibiae are apically obliquely truncate.

#1. Early January 2015
Buckland
 

#2. Early April 2015
Buckland
Bodylenth approx. 5mm.
 

#3. Mid April 2016
Marion Bay
           

#4. Mid June 2011
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart
       

#5. Mid February 2012
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart
This little wasp decided to play dead when it was disturbed on the leaf.  It gradually crept into a more upright position, and then fell off the leaf entirely.
 

#6.  Early April 2015
Buckland
Bodylength approx. 4.7mm.
 

#7.  Mid April 2011
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart
   

#8.  Mid April 2016
Marion Bay
Preening
    
 

#9. Mid February 2018
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart
 

#10.  Mid February 2019
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart