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Cuckoo Wasp

Chrysididae sp.


Family: Chrysididae
less than 5mm in length


Found it dead today in my window. I had seen pieces of blue wasps before, but never a complete body. These Velux windows are a death trap for flying bugs.

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Thanks Karen & Gilma.
I always thought these metallic coloured insects where exclusive of the tropics, but I've managed to photograph 2 species of these iridiscent wasps right at home.

Gorgeous color!! Agustín Amenabar L, looks like some jewelry I had in the past, Cuckoo Wasps are just so Beautiful.

MrsPbio 9 years ago

Oh my!! Absolutely beautiful! Almost looks like it's made of small beads like a fine piece of jewelry.

Lo Barnechea, Región Metropolitana de Santiago, Chile

Spotted on Oct 7, 2014
Submitted on Oct 7, 2014

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