Slender bodied wasps with elongate mouth-parts. Commonly seen on flowers. They are parasitic on bees or vespid wasps. The metasoma is attached to the propodeum well above the hind coxae [picture]     [162 Aust. species]


Gasterupion sp.

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Insects of Australia (Chapter 42: Hymenoptera)

I.D. Naumann

CSIRO, Division of Entomology

1137pp (2 volumes), Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1999.

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