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Bizarre metalllic green wasp with elbowed antennae - Eusandalum - female

Bizarre metalllic green wasp with elbowed antennae - Eusandalum - Female
Camp Rock Road, 9.3 miles N of CA-247, San Bernardino County, California, USA
May 31, 2019
Size: ca 5 mm
I beat this strange female wasp from a lone tree in creosote bush habitat and collected it. It looks like it has the sculpturing of a chrysidid, but the antennae are all wrong. Can't find a match anywhere, but I'm sure someone will recognize this one immediately! :)

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Moved
Moved from Calosotinae.

Thanks Gary!

Moved
Moved from Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies.

Thanks Ross - it looks like there are a limited number of species, this one should probably be identifiable by someone, at least from the specimen I collected.

 
I added -
a number of specimen images, seems to key to genus Eusandalum in the Gibson chapter of the "Annotated Keys to the Genera of Nearctic Chalcidoidea"...

 
It is indeed a female Eusanda
It is indeed a female Eusandalum. Based on its uniformly green body color, very long and slender last gastral tergite covering the ovipositor sheaths, and lack of a postmarginal vein in the foe wing it appears to be Eusandalum cyaneum (Ashmead). However, this genus requires a species revision.

Calosotinaeā€¦
See reference here.

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