Cuckoo Wasps

Cuckoo Wasps

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Credit: WIM VAN EGMOND/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Cuckoo Wasps (Chrysis ignita) lay their eggs in the tube nests of Solitary Bees where the larvae feed on the grubs. Adult Ruby-tailed Wasps feed on nectar and pollen. Note the thick and colorful metallic red abdomen and blue green head and thorax.

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