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Bright coloured flying insect

Observed: 17th June 2012 By: sunshinewoman1
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Flew in through my window this morning. I've never seen one of these before so would appreciate any help with identifying this little guy!
It had shimmering colours that seemed to change where you moved?

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Pseudomalus and Chrysis

Pseudomalus (and Omalus) have a much shorter more compact body (which is smooth rather than punctured, though I dont think you can see that here). Chrysis have, as here, a longer more parallel-sided abdomen.