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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 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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