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Chrysididae Collection

Discover the captivating world of Chrysididae, or cuckoo wasps


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Discover the captivating world of Chrysididae, or cuckoo wasps, as they gracefully perch on Mexican daisies and fleabanes in Italy (Chrysis comparata on Erigeron karvinskianus, Podere Montecucco, Orvieto, June). Elsewhere, in the sand dunes of Cornwall, England, UK, a Ruby-tailed wasp (Chrysis ignita) defends itself after being disturbed from a Silver leaf cutter bee nest (May, Focus Stacked). Delve into the intriguing history of these wasps, depicted in an engraving, and marvel at the beauty of the Chrysis rudii, another ruby-tailed wasp species. Cuckoo wasps, also known as jewel wasps, lay their eggs in the nests of other wasps or bees, making them masterful cuckoos in the insect world.