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Cuckoo wasp

Chrysurissa densa

Description:

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

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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

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1 Comment

Machi
Machi 3 years ago

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

BugEric
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BugEric

Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

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

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