Chrysididae (Cuckoo Wasps)
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The hymenopteran family Chrysididae includes parasitic or kleptoparasitic wasps, commonly known as cuckoo wasps or emerald wasps, with over 3,000 species. These brilliantly-coloured wasps are small and often difficult to identify from a photograph. We have images of only two unidentified species of genus Chrysis.





Chrysis-smaragdula-complex   19536
Cuckoo wasp
(Chrysis sp.)
[Chrysis smaragdula complex]
Lake Meredith National Recreation Area
Texas, USA
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Chrysis-nitidula-complex   Cuckoo wasp
(Chrysis sp.)
[Chrysis nitidula complex]
Bruce Peninsula. Ontario, Canada
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