Chrysidinae sp of Ruby Tailed Wasp.( Cavenham heath NR )

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This wasp is from the Chrysidinae species of Ruby Tailed wasps. Sadly without a sample being studied under a microscope it can not go any further with the ID.

There are 15 wasps in the Chrysidinae species..

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These solitary wasps are often called cuckoo, or ruby-tailed, wasps. They have a heavily armoured, brightly coloured cuticle. The apical gastral segments have been modified to form a thin, tubular structure that can be telescoped into the hind end of the gaster. In the female this tubular structure has been secondarily modified to act as an ovipositor. They have a parasitoid life history.

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