Parasitic Wasp by Frank Yuwono

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Identified: I think it is a Netelia sp., an Ichneumonid wasp that is a caterpillar parasite

It’s about 3 cm long
Found it outside the house in Melbourne.


  • Sharon Hammond
    Sharon Hammondover 5 years ago

    Don’t know (some type of wasp perhaps) but it’s a great capture

  • Steve Bullock
    Steve Bullockover 5 years ago

    I think its an insect.. haha kidding mate.

    Its a form of wasp I believe. Nice shot though!

  • Frank Yuwono
    Frank Yuwonoover 5 years ago

    I’m going through my ‘Backyard Insects’ book now…I think it is a wasp like you guys said. Netelia sp., an Ichneumonid wasp that is a caterpillar parasite. It can also sting people! I better make sure I let it out tomorrow then….

  • Joseph Darmenia
    Joseph Darmeniaover 5 years ago

    Great capture, Frank.

  • Thank Joseph. Still haven’t bought the pasta though!

    – Frank Yuwono

  • DragonFlyer
    DragonFlyerover 5 years ago

    Eeerrr, Frank – it looks like something that would have a BIG sting….. You put it in a light box for this shot? (Which is a pretty superb macro by the way…. but then ALL yours are lol ;)))

  • Thanks K. No it wasn’t a light box, just some A4 photocopy paper as background and reflectors. I need to practice…spring is here! :) Saw a dragonfly outside this morning…this area looks promising.

    – Frank Yuwono

  • georgiegirl
    georgiegirlover 5 years ago

    Looks like an overgrown mozzie (mosquito). Could be a paper wasp… not as nasty as the big orange ones (and much friendlier than the European wasps). Its a fantastic photo, btw!

  • Kelly Robinson
    Kelly Robinsonover 5 years ago

  • Thanks, Kelly!

    – Frank Yuwono

  • gabbielizzie
    gabbielizzieover 5 years ago

    congradulations on your feature

  • TeAnne
    TeAnneover 5 years ago

    WOW you’re good at this

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