Found on White, Pebbledash Wall in full sunlight
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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..
Hi Jamie, I have a feeling that the colours may be slightly effected by the white background on the exposure, just a thought.
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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
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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.
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