Although I wish I could regale you with spellbinding tales of courage, blood, and African ants, I’m on a tight turnaround as I prepare for the BugShot photo workshop in Florida next week. Thus, Myrmecos will remain slow until afterwards. For those of you attending the workshop, I am looking forward to meeting you soon!

In the meantime enjoy this perilampid wasp, surely among the most beautiful of insects.

A parasitic wasps alights on a tree branch in Kibale Forest, Uganda.