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I noticed this Cuckoo Wasp while we were at a bird hide & followed her for a while. She found a Potter Wasps nest & started to chew a small hole. Then she laid her egg inside, closed the hole & dried it by flapping her wings.

1 Species ID Suggestions

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago
Cuckoo wasp
Chrysididae Cuckoo wasp

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Hi Kerry.. please update your names. Marta's suggestion is fine until someone can take us further. Thanks.

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 7 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 7 years ago

Please consider adding this spotting to the Animal Architecture mission at

kerry.vaneeden 7 years ago

Thanks for the comments & ID

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

This is a marvelous action series - congratulations on capturing the behavior!

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Very neat!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Great series of photos and a great spotting.

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South Africa

Spotted on Mar 15, 2014
Submitted on Nov 20, 2014

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