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Ruby

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Colour Challenge – Ruby.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Macro
A Ruby-tailed Wasp, Hatherton, Cheshire, England
Saturday Bird: Ruby-throated Hummingbird
A male Ruby-throated Hummingbird on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.
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Ruby-tailed Wasp

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.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Macro
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Throwback Thursday

Ruby-tailed Wasp

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.

Throwback Thursday: Ruby-tailed Wasp

 

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Cosmic Photo Challenge

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Macro

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.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Macro

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.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Macro

Fly Agaric fungi cap detail.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Macro

A portrait of a Common Quaker Moth.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Macro

Spines on a Teasel seed head in the autumn.