This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Colour Challenge – Ruby.
Macro Monday this week is the Ruby-tailed Wasp (Chrysis ignata). It’s a species of cuckoo wasp, parasites that lay their eggs in the nests of other wasp species.
The species is found across the European continent, this specimen was photographed in a garden in Hatherton, Cheshire, England.
Throwback Thursday travels back to Cheshire in the late 1980s.
This is a Ruby-tailed Wasp, a species of cuckoo wasps. Cuckoo wasps are named because they lay their eggs in the nests of other wasp species.
The Cosmic Photo Challenge: Macro prompt was rather well timed. I have spent part of the winter digitising my slide archives that include hundreds of macro images.
A Ruby-tailed Wasp. Given that the ruby red tail is usually covered by the wings a more appropriate name would be an Emerald-bodied Wasp.
Fly Agaric fungi cap detail.
A portrait of a Common Quaker Moth.
Spines on a Teasel seed head in the autumn.