Cuckoo Wasp

Subject: Gall Insect Location: Fairfield, California March 28, 2016 1:40 pm Hello Bugman! I have a couple oak galls in a sealed bag and this morning, I found this brilliant green insect walking around on the exterior of one of the galls. I was not expecting to see such a beautiful insect since the gall … Read more

Ruby Tail Wasp

Subject: Beetle with metallic pink abdomen, green head Location: Minsmere, Suffolk, UK August 11, 2012 5:40 pm I wonder if you can help here. The beetle was small and fast and the photo is poor, but I can’t find any pink and green beetles like it. Seen 11 Aug 2012, RSPB Minsmere, Suffolk, UK … … Read more

Cuckoo Wasp, NOT Sweat Bee

Halictide in Mostly Blue? Location: Paulding County Georgia November 18, 2010 2:56 pm This is a most enchantingly beautiful insect, I noticed you only have photos of green sweat bees, thought you would like one in blue. Took this photo yesterday. Found it on some pepper plants that I brought into the house a few … Read more