Armyworm Parasitoid Wasp

Ichneumon promissorius (Erichson, 1842)

The female of this species lays it's eggs into a host caterpilla or pupa where they hatch and in turn feed on the host

How to identify Ichneumon promissorius?

Black body with white spots. The legs are orange and the antenna are black with a broad white band. Females have a long ovipositor (egg laying tube) that is longer than the body. The male does not have an ovipositor.

What habitats does Ichneumon promissorius live in?

Normally scuraging around soils to find hosts for it to deposit eggs

What is the distribution of Ichneumon promissorius?

Across Australia including around Tasmania

How big does Ichneumon promissorius grow?

Can grow to a body length of around 15mm

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