At a tiny 3mm long (max) I had no idea of how beautiful this little wasp was. She's a metallic gold and was very busy populating these bug eggs with her offspring. You can just see her starting to pierce the bug egg with her ovipositor. She is actually looking for the eggs of another wasp that has already parasitised these eggs. Mount Ommaney, QLD.
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