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Cuckoo wasp

Chrysurissa densa


About 7-8 mm in length, bright metallic blue-green as shown.


Habitat is south-facing hillside with grassland, Gambel's Oak, and scattered conifers uphill.


This species is a parasite of the nests of pollen wasps (Pseudomasaris spp.).

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1 Comment

Machi 5 years ago

Beautiful bee. Love the photos with it on the flowers.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

Spotted on May 24, 2017
Submitted on Feb 11, 2018

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