Ruby-Tailed Wasp Chrysis
ignita (Linnaeus 1758) Hymenoptera family Chrysididae.The
metallic shining coloration is an interference effect caused
by the microscopically sculptured surface of the exoskeleton.
This parasitoid or cleptoparasitic wasp can be seen lurking
around old walls waiting for the opportunity to lay its eggs
in the nests of Mason wasps.