Pending ID – Anthelidae

Pending ID – Anthelidae

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

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

Late November 2011
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart

Mid November 2013
New Town Rivulet Reserve, Lenah Valley

Mid October 2010
Forestier Peninsula

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.

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

Early January 2014
Miena, Central Highlands
Covered in mites.

Late September 2014
Binalong Bay

Late May 2017
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart

Pteroloera amplicornis. ?
Late February 2016
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart

Mid January 2018
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart

Early October 2020

IMG 5377  IMG 5378  IMG 5380

Early October 2020

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