All wasps and bees have a pair of jointed antennae, six jointed legs, and compound eyes. Their thorax and abdomen are connected by a narrow waist, except for primitive wasps, which have a wider waist. Wasps and bees have two pairs of wings – a larger pair in front of a smaller pair – except for some wingless species. This is Proshizonotus resplendens, a native parasitic wasp. It has distinctive hairs around its narrow waist.
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Reference: G. V. Hudson, Fragments of New Zealand entomology. Wellington: Ferguson & Osborn, 1951
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