Green metallic cuckoo wasp
This little metallic cuckoo wasp (Chrysididae) was working the camas today at Finley National Wildlife Refuge in Corvallis, Oregon. I struggled for an hour to get her photo, but this was the best I could do. She had a friend that glittered iridescent blue, but I didn’t get a single shot of her. I decided photographing insects is like fishing. You can spend hours by yourself and come home with nothing, but at least you can tell magnificent tales about the one that got away.