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Cuckoo wasp

Chrysididae (family)


Body metallic blue-green, small reddish part at the end. Coarse sculpturing (many pits on the surface).


I found this little fella lying on the stairs. Not been able to ID it down to species yet :/

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Cuckoo Wasp
Cuckoo wasp

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 11 years ago

Love its sari.

PhulmaniDaimaryBaro 11 years ago

Thank You all :)

Christiane 11 years ago

I have moved this spotting to Arthropods for you :-) Amazing colors!!

Michelle Parish
Michelle Parish 11 years ago

Beautiful colors, very interesting for a wasp!

LauraMaria 12 years ago

Gorgeous! My best guess is some kind of cuckoo wasp... the only cuckoo wasp that I actually know by name is the ruby-tailed wasp, but this doesn't enough red in the abdomen to be one. So some other kind I would bet!

Isabela 12 years ago

Incredible colours!

Durgapur, West Bengal, India

Spotted on Mar 16, 2011
Submitted on Apr 22, 2011

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