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After days of waiting for this beautiful little wasp to keep still I got a single shot. About 6mm long. Busy searching for holes in which it might parasitise other nestlings.
Exploring timber in an outer suburban back yard.
Chrysididae - possibly Chrysis sp.? Yet to search... http://australianmuseum.net.au/image/Cuc... http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_... also maybe check Mutillidae (velvet ant males have wings) http://www.flickr.com/photos/malcolm_nq/...
Spotted on Dec 19, 2013
Submitted on Dec 19, 2013