The face has two or three black spots and the malar space is very short.
The antennae are yellow at the base and there are only two yellow spots
on the thorax. The tibiae and the 1st abdominal segment have long black
hairs. There is never any red on the abdomen
Above is the seventh species which alone differs in it's habits and as
it's name implies is the odd man out. The cuckoo wasp has no workers and
therefore lays it's eggs in the nest of the Red Wasp
where they are reared by the Red Wasp workers. No C.S.A. for this chappie,
and they seem to get away with it.
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