Metallic Bronze Parasitic Wasp
Adelaide Hills
Small Cuckoo Wasp
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Metallic Green Chalcidoid Wasp (Torymidae sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)
Family: Chalcidoid Wasp (Wasp: Chalcidoidea: Torymidae)
Species: Metallic Green Chalcidoid Wasp (Torymidae sp)
This Photo:     Female

Thank you Konstantin for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills and possibly elsewhere
We thought this was a Pteromalid Wasp, but Konstantin said "A short vein is visible on the wing, which is usually long in pteromalids, which also have a short ovipositor. These are the main signs between them, but there are other families. But in general - it is typical Torymid, alike Torymus (still with "?")."

Copyright © 2016- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 25-Dec-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.