Common Name: "Cuckoo Wasp (Gold Wasp)"
Other Names: "Gold Wasp"
Scientific Name: Various spp.
TAXONOMIC BREAKDOWN: The Taxonomic Breakdown is the scientific way to categorize a partocular insect species from its largest group (Animalia) to its smallest (variable). The Genus and Species categorizations taken together make up the species' scientific name shown above, in this case Various spp..
Antenna: Antenna are noticeably apparent on this insect.
Caution: Caution should be exercised around this insect.
Harmful: Known to be harmful in one way or another.
Outdoors: Typically found across the great outdoors.
Six-Legged: Six legs are common to this insect.
Small / Tiny: Noticeably small to the naked eye.
Stinging: Known to sting if bothered / threatened.
Winged: Has wings to hop or fly over distance.
The Cuckoo Wasp (Gold Wasp) is also known by these other names:
The Cuckoo Wasp (Gold Wasp) has been identified by site users by the following descriptors:
green   emerald   black   winged   wings   flying   transparent   fast   agile   outdoors   summer   eyes   antenna   six-legged   small   stinging   harmful
The general likelihood of encountering this insect based on a given month of the year in the state of Tennessee. Generally, the best sighting months are June through August with peak occurring in July.
Below is a representation of the 'smallest-small' and 'largest-large' sizes commonly associated with the Cuckoo Wasp (Gold Wasp). Due to monitor differences, sizes may not be exact on your particular screen. Conversions to millimeters are provided for convenience.
0.20 inches (5 mm)
0.31 inches (8 mm)
Below you will find the colors most commonly associated with the Cuckoo Wasp (Gold Wasp). Both Primary and Secondary colors are represented in the showcase. Due to monitor differences, colors may not be exact representations.
The Cuckoo Wasp (Gold Wasp) can be found in the following Tennessee counties:
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