Subject: White Flank Orange Braconid Wasp
Location: Millicent South Australia
January 13, 2014 11:48 pm
Quite common in this area along dirt roads.
A friend’s daughter crash her car thinking the insect would sting her.
Signature: Ken de Low
We agree that this is a Braconid Wasp, but it is not the same as the White Flank Orange Braconid, Callibracon species, that is pictured on the Brisbane Insect Website. There are many Australian Braconids with this same general color pattern. We are sorry to hear about your friend’s daughter’s car crash, but it wouldn’t be the first time the irrational fear of an insect in the car has caused an accident.