General Description

Body black with white spots in a line on the abdomen and scattered on thorax. Legs and abdomen orange-red. Body up to 3 cm long.


Cream-spotted Ichneumon females lay an egg, or eggs, inside caterpillars by using the ovipositor at the end of their abdomen. The larva feeds on the caterpillar and the adult wasp eventually emerges from the caterpillar's cocoon. Females cannot sting.


South-eastern mainland Australia and Tasmania.


Forests, woodlands, heaths and urban areas.

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