Subject: Colourfull fly
May 16, 2015 11:37 pm
What kind of fly is this?
Never saw this one before….
This looks like a Cuckoo Wasp to us, but the red abdomen is something we do not see in North America. It might be Hedychrum rutilans which is pictured on Shutterstock. There is also some information on Chrysis.net. Cuckoo Wasps can curl up for protection when disturbed or threatened as your image indicates.
Thank you very much Daniel for your quick respons…
Its a beautiful insect, it was dead when I found it and I keep it in a little box.