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This photomicrograph shows the ruby-tailed wasp called Chrysis ignita, which is the most commonly observed of this species. The abdomen's is coloring -- ruby red and bronze – give the wasp its name. The underside of the abdomen is also concave, which allows the wasp to roll itself into a protective ball if threatened.

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Ruby-tailed Wasp (Chrysis ignita), a species of Cuckoo Wasp. The wasp is harmless and lacks any sting. To protect themselves they curl up into a tight ball and display their bright red abdomen.

Ruby Tailed Wasp

Ruby-tailed Wasp, a species of Cuckoo Wasp. The metallic greens, blues, bronzes…

RUBY-TAILED WASP/CUCKOO WASP (Ancistrocerus antilope) ©Carl Reid        Ruby-Tailed Wasps are often seen running over walls, banks and tree trunks in search of the nests of the insects (usually other wasps and bees) that they parasitize.      The female Ruby-Tailed Wasp searches for nests of other solitary insects – in the case of Chrysis ignita, mason bees – in which eggs have already been laid. The Ruby-Tailed Wasp then lays her eggs in the same nest.      When the Ruby-Tailed Wasp larvae…

RUBY-TAILED WASP/CUCKOO WASP (Ancistrocerus antilope) ©Carl Reid Ruby-Tailed Wasps are often seen running over walls, banks and tree trunks in search of the nests of the insects (usually other wasps and bees) that they parasitize. The female Ruby-Tailed Wasp searches for nests of other solitary insects – in the case of Chrysis ignita, mason bees – in which eggs have already been laid. The Ruby-Tailed Wasp then lays her eggs in the same nest. When the Ruby-Tailed Wasp larvae…

Chrysis ignita - Goudwesp

Chrysis ignita, also known as the ruby-tailed wasp, is a species of cuckoo wasp. Cuckoo wasps are kleptoparasites – they lay their eggs in the nests of other wasp species and their young consume the eggs or larva of the host wasp for sustenance.

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