Westwoodia ruficeps

Westwoodia ruficeps
October 9 2010
Early October 2010
New Town Rivulet Reserve
A group of  Braconid mimicking Ichneumon wasps were located around a large group of sawfly larvae, presumably to parasitise them.  Over a few days, there were some dead adults stuck in the sawflies defensive exudate  (“spit”).

 

October 20
              

Many individuals were waiting around the huddle of thrashing sawfly larvae.
 
   
 

October 14
October 17 2010
October 22 2010
November 18 2010
Only dead sawfly larvae remaining