This Beautiful Rainbow Insect Is Actually A Wasp

This Beautiful Rainbow Insect Is Actually A Wasp
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Photo: So today I learned that all wasps are not yellow and black. There’s a an iridescent rainbow variant called the cuckoo wasp — of which this is a particularly beautiful specimen. They are klepto-parasitic wasps, who lay eggs in others insects’ nest. The baby wasps will then eat the eggs or larva in the nest. Gorgeous bastards.