Category Archives: Chrysididae

Chrysidid Wonderland III – Chrysis purpurata

Today, another female Chrysis cuckoo wasp. This is Chrysis purpurata, formerly in the genus Euchroeus. The large genus Chrysis seems to contain many of the most splendid species, although every member of the Chrysididae is eye-popping. Hey, too many of these … Continue reading

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Chrysidid Wonderland Part II – Chrysis ignita

Another cuckoo-wasp beauty. No new info – just enjoy the gallery! ————————————————– The pictured specimen [BMNH(E)1015084] is the property of the Natural History Museum, London (BMNNH). Images in the above post are copyright © Z. Lieberman 2012. Please see bottom … Continue reading

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Chrysidid Wonderland: Part 1 – Chrysis ehrenbergi

The chrysidids are a large family of wasps, with around 3,000 species. Many are brilliantly metallic, with psychedelic patterns and intensely sculptured exoskeletons. Because they are all so strikingly beautiful, we’ve imaged quite a few, and rest assured – they’ll … Continue reading

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