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Photo#729955
Chrysididae - Chrysis inaequidens - female

Chrysididae - Chrysis inaequidens - Female
Melbourne, Brevard County, Florida, USA
December 7, 2012
Chrysididae wasp. Terminal abdominal segment has like a crown of spikes.

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Moved
Moved from Chrysis.
Very nice pictures, good enough to identify the species and even better! Moreover, it is a new species for the BugGuide! Chrysis inaequidens is somewhat similar to C. smaragdula due to rather big size and 6 teeth at the end of metasoma but C. inaequidens does not have that large polished knobs at the ventral side of mesopleurae. There are few other similar species like C. wasbaueri, which has bicarinate distal edge of third tergum...
Sine ovipositor is visible it is obviously a female.

 
fantastic -- thanks for the addition, Efram and Villu

magnificent series indeed. Dr Soon notified
Moved from ID Request.

WOW!
Efram,
Exceptional photos like this are always welcomed on BugGuide. Thank you
Robert

Mesothorax
The top of the thorax is missing the lines that run parallel to the body found in c. angolensis

 
I am in perpetual awe of this
I am in perpetual awe of this photo -- thanks for adding it to the website!

 
Thanks
Thank you, it is one of my favorite photographs. It prints very well also, on luster and on fine art paper.

 
Unharmed
Also, the wasp was returned unharmed to its original location.

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