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Cuckoo wasp

Hymenopteran

Notes:

About 10mm in length.



1 species ID suggestions

drP
drP 5 years ago
Metallic green bee
Agapostemon sp. Genus Agapostemon - Metallic Green Bees - BugGuide.Net

2 Comments

Glen Marks
Glen Marks 5 years ago

I tend to agree Tom. I've been seeing these for a few years and not once have they been spotted on flowers. They seem to only hang around the raspberry bushes in the garden when in bloom and the bees are thick. Makes sense to me seeing as they are a parasitic wasp.

Tom15
Tom15 5 years ago

It looks like one of the Cuckoo Wasps (Chrysididae) to me. http://bugguide.net/node/view/6946/bgima...

Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

Lat: 49.19, Long: -122.84

Spotted on May 22, 2013
Submitted on May 24, 2013

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