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Jewel wasp

Observed: 4th June 2011 By: DidiDidi’s reputation in InvertebratesDidi’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

What I thought was a ruby tailed wasp appears to have only a small area of ruby colour on it's abdomen, the rest is made up of an iridescent blue/green.

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Comments

eucera's picture

Is this a Chrysis?

Unfortunately, I can not seem to get much of an enlargement of the apex of the abdomen. I'd like to see that before confirming that this is in the genus Chrysis. I suspect it IS, but I just want to make sure!

Stuart
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Chrysis

I've tried to get a clearer photo of the abdomen, without success I'm afraid. Just left
with unreadable pixels. I have only seen one of these before and it conformed in having a
totally ruby abdomen. I just did not know what else it could be.
Many thanks, Didi.

didi