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Cuckoo Wasps

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Bees, Wasps and Ants

Wasps that lay their eggs in the nest of a host species.



The information about this group of species has been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Sites List Records List Original Tweets Guidance Notes

Ruby-tailed Wasp

Chrysis ignita group
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A group of similar species with distinctive metallic colouring often found near sandy cliffs


Photo by:
lfcfrymod (name not known)

Cuckoo Wasp

Hedychridum coriaceum
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Listed as Rare (RDB3) in Shirt (1987) and Falk (1991). Found in open, sunny, sandy habitats. Associated with the nesting habitat of its host.


Photo by:
Kevin Barber