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Cuckoo Wasp



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

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1 Comment

John La Salle
John La Salle a year ago

Not a cuckoo wasp.
Some type of bee - maybe even a yellow-faced bee, although I don't know my bees very well.

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Lat: -33.96, Long: 18.46

Spotted on Jan 1, 2017
Submitted on Jan 1, 2017

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