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Large Cuckoo Wasp (Stilbum cyanurum) | by David Cook Wildlife Photography
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Large Cuckoo Wasp (Stilbum cyanurum)

Wamboin, NSW, Australia.

 

We found this spectacular blue and green cuckoo wasp in the garden. Confirmed as a Large Cuckoo Wasp (thanks Steve and Bernhard) - these wasps lay their eggs in the nest of other wasps. The larvae then either eat the food provided by the host wasp or eat the host larvae.

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Taken on January 8, 2009