Subject: Shiny Blue/Green fly
Geographic location of the bug: Raleigh, NC
Time: 05:31 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: I saw this shiny bug on my neighbors fence and was curious about what it was because I had never seen one around here. The season is fall but it is still pretty hot and humid and I saw the bug in the late afternoon when it was just about to get dark. Thanks in advance.
How you want your letter signed: ADG
This is not a fly. It is a Cuckoo Wasp in the family Chrysididae. According to BugGuide: “The name ‘cuckoo wasp’ refers to the fact that these wasps lay eggs in the nests of unsuspecting hosts.”