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CUCKOO-WASPS / Chrysis phryne

CUCKOO-WASPS / Chrysis phryne
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Copyright: Marcello Romano (marcellr) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 38 N: 1012] (3514)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus C-7070 Wide Zoom
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-26 11:01
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 20
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Among the aculeate Hymenoptera, the Chrysididae constitute a spectacularly coloured but little known group of parasitic wasps, commonly referred to as cuckoo-wasps, ruby-tailed-wasps or jewel-wasps. They have a thick and usually heavily sculptured cuticle, richly coloured in brilliant metallic reds, greens, blues and golds. The adults feed at flowers and extra-floral nectaries of plants; the larvae develop in the cells of solitary bees and wasps, and in the cocoons of sawflies (Hymenoptera). Chrysidid wasps favour bright sunlight and are on the wing from late April to early September, when they can be observed in investigating holes in various substrates, the possible nesting sites of their hosts.
It has been estimated that the number of described species in the Chrysididae is about 3000, whit the Palaearctic region having by far the greatest number.

Chrysis is the largest chrysidid genus and has a worldwide distribution.

The showed species is Chrysis phryne Abeille, 1878

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Beautiful pov great colors and nice sharp details. Gorgeous pov! TFS

Hello Marcello,

Beautiful picture of this wasp. Good managed light. Very good sharpness and beautiful colours.
Well done,

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2008-01-27 0:56]

Hi Marcello,
beautiful one! nice details and light, POV and colors are great
nice frame,
best regards, Dejan

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-01-27 1:50]

Hi Marcello,
Appreciate and like this wonderful shot from you. Out of town, hence doing a short job. Sorry friend.

Hello Marcello,
Beautiful image. The exposure is wonderful. Very pov and composition. The dark colored wasp is well seen against pure white flower. Very well done.

Ciao Marcello, splendida, nitidissima, dettagliatissima, ottima profondità di campo, perfettamente a fuoco, anche questa per me è una novità, mai vista prima, grazie, buona Domenica, ciao Silvio

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-01-27 9:44]

Hi Marcello.
Once more amazing close-up. The beetle is reproduced fantastically. Terrific details, charming colours. I am impressed with excellent reflection of the white colour tones of the flowers. BG is wonderful too. Its smoothness and colorfulness are so pleasant. In a word, first-class picture. My compliments.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2008-01-27 13:05]

Excellent macro,Marcello !
Very good lighting, sharp and detailed image, very nice colours.TFS

Hello Marcello,
A nice shot of this parasitic wasp and beatifull flower! TFS Friend,

....un capolavoro di foto!
Ciao Marcello.

Hola Marcello,
Es un placer visitar tu galería por las magníficas fotos de insectos tan bien fotografiados y clasificados. En esta la composición es muy hermosa, contrastando sus bellos colores, con una iluminación excelente y un fondo muy agradable. Saludos
José Ramón

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