jamiewg.hayward's picture

Funky Wasp

Observed: 29th August 2011 By: jamiewg.haywardjamiewg.hayward’s reputation in Invertebratesjamiewg.hayward’s reputation in Invertebrates
Wasp
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Description:

Found on White, Pebbledash Wall in full sunlight

Identifications
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Comments

jamiewg.hayward's picture

ID

Although, if as you suggest, ID to species level is difficult, mine is quite possibly wrong, based on more bronze abdomen rather than red/ruby..

chrisbrooks's picture

Colours

Hi Jamie, I have a feeling that the colours may be slightly effected by the white background on the exposure, just a thought.

Wildlife Ranger's picture

Chrysis what crisis ?

As Chris says best left as Chrysis sp Here is a site devoted to the jewel Wasps ignita is a possibility, one of a number of which we need to know which features have led to the observation

http://www.chrysis.net/chrysis/index.html

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ianbeavis's picture

Chrysis ignita complex

I agree Chrysis spp. is the closest we can get from a photo. Chrysis ignita is the species named in all the popular books, but it's part of a complex of sibling species that are extraordinarily difficult to disentangle.