Metallic Green Chalcid Wasp
Cuckoo Wasp
Female, profile
Cuckoo Wasp (Chrysis sp ES01)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
~12mm long.
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.

Copyright © 2021-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 29-Dec-2021
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.