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Emerald cockroach wasp

Ampulex compressa


I have seen this fly for the first time. Really a decorative fly. The green and turquoise mix of the color amazes me.

1 species ID suggestions

Emerald cockroach wasp
Ampulex compressa Emerald cockroach wasp


Darvesh 6 years ago

@ ChunXingWong : thanks buddy !!!

ChunXingWong 6 years ago

The Jewel wasp, quite common here in my neighborhood.

Darvesh 6 years ago

if i am not wrong, it has just one pair of wings.

Darvesh 6 years ago

Actually i am even confused. it flew away as i was trying to get even closer.

KarenSaxton 6 years ago

Are you sure it is a fly and not a wasp or an ant? Flies have only one pair of wings- unfortunately the picture doesn't show that detail well

Hoshiarpur, Punjab, India

Lat: 31.81, Long: 75.65

Spotted on Aug 8, 2011
Submitted on Aug 8, 2011

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