Genus Isdromas

Composed of three Australian species.  Isodromas species have been found to parasitise the pupae of the parasitic braconid wasp, Cotesia. Cotesia larvae spin the cocoons seen below. This means that Isodromas is a hyperparasite.

Pending ID – Isdromas
#1. Male
Early January 2015
Found hanging around a parasitised anthelid caterpillar. Possibly freshly emerged from one of the cocoons? Forewing length approx. 3mm.

#2. Cocoons on Anthelid caterpillar
Late August 2015
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart

#2. Hatchlings on September 5, 2015
The container was inside, so in warm conditions.

#2. Female

Specimen jar with all of the emergent wasps.

R.C. McDonald, L.T. Kok (1991),Hyperparasites attacking Cotesia glomerata (L.) and Cotesia rubecula (Marshall) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) in Southwestern Virginia,
Biological Control, Volume 1, Issue 2,Pages 170-175, ISSN 1049-9644, (