A description of a brand new species of wasp, Hyptiogaster arafura!

The newly described wasp Hypergaster arafura (image by B. Parslow)

LEGS PhD student Ben Parslow’s work on Gasteruptiid wasps has  uncovered a new species, named for the locality of its discovery. It is the first species of the endemic Australian genus to be found in the Northern Territory, and has a unique yellow-brown coloration with an elongated proplueron (neck). Congratulations to Ben –
Keep up the good work!
Read the full description in the latest issue of Zootaxa





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