Metallic Green Chalcid Wasp
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)|
|Family:||Cuckoo Wasp (Wasp: Chrysididae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Cuckoo Wasp (Chrysis sp ES01)|
|This Photo:||🔍Female, dorsal🔎|
Thank you Villu Soon for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
We thought this was Chrysis lincea as we thought she had 5 teeth. However, Villu showed us she had more and so lifted our id to genus level. She has 6 teeth on the apical margin of the third abdominal segment.
One speciemen found in Dec.