An invertebrate from the front side of the yellow sticky trap set up at our site “PAR1" in Parklands Park. The trap was set up on 25 March 2016 and brought in on 6 May 2016.
This is part of a wider study quantifying the biodiversity differences between the Christchurch "residential red zone" cleared of housing after the earthquakes and nearby suburban areas still filled with houses, people, cars, pets, etc.
Cool 10-15 mm flashy red and black wasp beat from Psorothamnus spinosus.
Also posted to BG here:
The Ichneumonoidea are insects classified in the hymenopteran suborder Apocrita. The superfamily is made up of the ichneumon wasps (sometimes inaccurately called "ichneumon flies"); family Ichneumonidae and the braconids (family Braconidae). Like other parasitic wasps, they were long placed in the "Parasitica", variously considered as an infraorder or an unranked clade, but actually not a monophyletic group.