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

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
1st Record in SA
~12mm long.
She has five 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.