Ruby-tailed Wasp

Name: Ruby-tailed Wasp

Scientific name: Chrysis ignita

Category: Minibeasts

Nature Stars: 60

What are nature stars?

About: Often seen on tree trunks and walls in sunny weather. The adults lay their eggs in the nests of solitary bees.

How to identify: One of a number of closely related and very similar species which can only be identified by experts.

Where: Widespread

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 30
  • Agility: 70
  • Rarity: 50
  • Cute factor: 50
  • Traveller: 60

Fantastic fact: If seen close up, this is perhaps one of the most beautiful British insects.

Photograph credit: Skol-louarn

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