This Cuckoo Wasp was observed regurgitating water into its mouth and then sucking it back in, holding the droplet ever so delicately in its jaws for a few seconds. I presume that this is a cooling effect of some sort but I am not entirely sure. These wasps form an extensive group and of course take their name from the way they lay eggs in nests of other wasps.
Dryer areas and gardens of South Africa
Lat: -33.96, Long: 18.46
Spotted on Jan 1, 2017
Submitted on Jan 1, 2017