First ever – This is a ruby tailed wasp – Chrysis ignita

About 4.5mm body length, too flighty to get a decent shot – it walks/runs quickly a takes off every two or three seconds. Never seen one in the garden before, and only ever seen one twice prior to this. However – it was on the stonechipping on the wall, not a plant – but you’ll know how small the stones are in that pebbledash stuff, so an indication of it’s actual size.

Not quite sharp – best I could do in the brief moment I had.


Camera Maker: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 550D
Lens: EF100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Image Date: 2012-08-24 12:51:02 +0000
Focal Length: 100mm
Aperture: f/9.5
Exposure Time: 0.0080 s (1/125)
ISO equiv: 100
Exposure Bias: none
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure: shutter priority (semi-auto)
White Balance: Auto
Flash Fired: No (enforced)
Orientation: Normal
Color Space: sRGB
GPS Coordinate: undefined, undefined
Photographer: Paul Iddon


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