What kind of bee is this?
This picture was tooken in Russell Springs, Kentucky at our family cabin. And no one had seen this kind of bee there before, What kind is it? can someone tell us?
Tina M. Huckaby
We contacted Eric Eaton who wrote back that this metallic wasp: “is actually a cuckoo wasp (Chrysididae), probably in the genus Chrysis. They do not sting, and in fact roll up in a ball as a defense if they are molested.”