Wasp - Ruby Tailed
Taken at Musselburgh on 10th May 2017 using a Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode.
Fact File



 



Wasp - Ruby Tailed.
Species:
Order:
Family:
Chrysis ignita.
Hymenoptera.
Chrysididae.
Larval Food:
Adult Food:

Habitat:
Feature:
The eggs or larva of the host wasp.
The stored food of the host
Found near walls, quarries, bare cliff faces, and around dead wood 
This is a cuckoo wasp. Cuckoo wasps are kleptoparasites
 – they lay their eggs in the nests of other wasps.