Pending ID – Anthelidae

Pending ID – Anthelidae

#1  Late October 2011
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart
Found sheltering in a curl of bark.

#2
Late February 2017
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart
On Blackwood, Acacia melanoxylon

#3
Late November 2011
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart

#4
Mid November 2013
New Town Rivulet Reserve, Lenah Valley

#5
Mid October 2010
Forestier Peninsula

#6
Mid July 2013
Chaunceyvale, Bagdad
Cocoons coating a destroyed caterpillar. A couple of the cocoons still seem to house pupae, and you can see a waist, so presumably the caterpillar has been parasitised by a wasp. The eggs are injected inside, then hatch. The larvae eat the living caterpillar. When the caterpillar is close to dying the larvae then leave to mature into adult wasps.

#7
Mid April 2019
Liffey Falls track
Anthelid caterpillar covered in wasp cocoons.

#8
Early January 2014
Miena, Central Highlands
Covered in mites.

#9
Late September 2014
Binalong Bay

#10
Late May 2017
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart

#11
Pteroloera amplicornis. ?
Late February 2016
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart

#12
Mid January 2018
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart

#13
Early October 2020
Bridport

IMG 5377  IMG 5378  IMG 5380

#14
Early October 2020
Bridport

IMG 5394 IMG 5395

#15.  Anthelid caterpillar covered with parasitic wasp cocoons.
Late May 2021
Douglas Apsley Reserve
IMG 9723 IMG 9719 IMG 9721

#16. Early July 2021
Musselroe Bay
IMG 0092  IMG 0094