Metallic Green Chalcid Wasp
Female
Ellura
Seven-toothed Cuckoo Wasp
Female, profile
 
                      
Seven-toothed Cuckoo Wasp (Chrysis festina)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)
Family: Cuckoo Wasp (Wasp: Chrysididae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Seven-toothed Cuckoo Wasp (Chrysis festina)
This Photo:     🔍Female, dorsal🔎

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~10.5mm.
The trailing abdominal teeth are diagnostic here there are 6 large and 1 small one making 7 teeth (hence the name).
Notice it's iridescent green/blue, covered in small, white hairs.
The body is also covered in punctuations.

Copyright © 2022-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 30-Nov-2022
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.