Callibracon limbatus

Callibracon limbatus  has a reddish head, a largely black thorax, and gaster with white bands and large white lateral membranous regions basally. The wings are dark and the females have the ovipositor just longer than their abdomen. This species largely resembles <href=”https://tasmanianinsectfieldguide.com/callibracon-capitator”>C. capitator but differs in having the propleuron reddish (sclerite above the forelegs), the ocelli region black, and the eyes larger.

Late March 2012
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart

Mid April 2012
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart
Ovipositing into a dead Eucalyptus trunk.

(Left) Ovipositor completely exposed from sheath. (Right) Moving the ovipositor back into the sheath.