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Polyphagous cuckoo wasp

Chrysis comparata

Description:

Awesome bug with beautiful metalic colors! about 1.5 cm i think.

Habitat:

Open space near the river Zêzere on a Daucus carota - wild carrot plant

Notes:

took this picture in the afternoon close to the river Zêzere

1 Species ID Suggestions

injica
injica 9 years ago
Polyphagous cuckoo wasp
Chrysis comparata Natural History Photographs by Cor Zonneveld


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14 Comments

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 8 years ago

lovely!

mendes.madalena
mendes.madalena 8 years ago

thank you all! this was the first time i saw one, good luck to you on your hunt :)

folicallychalled
folicallychalled 8 years ago

I've been hunting for a green/blue version of this for 8 days now, with only a few blurry snaps so far. I will get it in the end :)

Great series, well done.

Dave

arlanda
arlanda 8 years ago

Beautiful!

Andreia Penado
Andreia Penado 8 years ago

Como as chamam em inglês, "jewel wasps". Muito bonitas estas vespas.

mendes.madalena
mendes.madalena 8 years ago

thanks :)

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 8 years ago

Very beautiful spotting :)

injica
injica 9 years ago

You are welcome Madalena ;)

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

Wonderful, the second picture seems more beautiful!

mendes.madalena
mendes.madalena 9 years ago

Cool, thank you injica :D

injica
injica 9 years ago
PedroNicolau
PedroNicolau 9 years ago

Exquisite bug.

mendes.madalena
mendes.madalena 9 years ago

yes i think so too :)

injica
injica 9 years ago

Beautiful, surely diptera ;)

mendes.madalena
Spotted by
mendes.madalena

Coimbra, Portugal

Spotted on May 4, 2013
Submitted on May 6, 2013

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