rubytail

Rubytail

Ru"by*tail`\, n. (Zo["o]l.) A European gold wasp (Chrysis ignita) which has the under side of the abdomen bright red, and the other parts deep bluish green with a metallic luster. The larva is parasitic in the nests of other wasps and of bees.
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