Perilampus Hyalinus

Perilampid wasps are small and beautiful, and because of their shiny body, and often green colour, they are often mistaken as cuckoo wasps. The species shown here, Perilampus hyalinus, is so reflective that if you look closely, you can see the reflection of the camera on the surface of the abdomen. Perilampids are parasitic, but lay their eggs on foliage or other surfaces; when the eggs hatch, the larva look for suitable hosts, most often the insect parasites living inside of other insects! This is called hyperparasitism!