Abdomen, number of tergites visible | Abdomen, primary color combination across tergites | Abdomen, rim of last segment, the pattern of teeth and notches along the edge | Abdomen, shaping and appearance of sternites | Abdomen, top of last tergite segment, pattern of the pits, indents, or grooves | Genera shortcuts: | Head, shape of brow ridge on forehead between ocelli and antennal sockets | Head, tongue length | Leg, hind-leg claw | State or province where wasp was collected | Subfamily shortcuts: | Thorax, metanotum, which is the 4th segment of the thorax from the head, projection from the center of the segment | Wings | Wings, forewing, discoidal cell, after the medial cell and below the darkened stigma and costal notch

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1. Abdomen, shaping and appearance of sternites

79- concave or flat, curved into the body or flattened    7- convex, curved or filled outward   



2. Abdomen, rim of last segment, the pattern of teeth and notches along the edge

2- 0 notches, but many, often small, teeth or no obvious teeth at all, but the edge appearing rough and jagged    46- 0, completely smooth    11- 1 central notch and no teeth    3- 1 tooth or spine extending from the center of the rim, NOT the stinger    27- 3 notches and 4 teeth    9- 5 notches and 6 teeth   







3. Abdomen, top of last tergite segment, pattern of the pits, indents, or grooves

10- 2 large ovals, round pits, or large depressions set toward the rim on either side of the center of the segment    49- Latitudinal row of more than 4 small pits set just back from the rim of the segment, at times may appear be a separate, additional, false, segment    40- No row of pits or grooves   




4. Thorax, metanotum, which is the 4th segment of the thorax from the head, projection from the center of the segment

111 slightly raised rounded or pointy hump, or projection    91 distinct narrow flat projection, sometimes narrow, flat, and pointy    11 very small lip or shelf-like projection    2- 1 distinct wide flat projection with a notch in the middle of the projection    75No projection, completely flat in center of segment   






5. Wings, forewing, discoidal cell, after the medial cell and below the darkened stigma and costal notch

37- Not sclerotized, or vein enclosing cell light and indistinct, very difficult to see    49- Sclerotized, or vein enclosing cell dark and distinct, easy to see   



6. Head, shape of brow ridge on forehead between ocelli and antennal sockets

1- 2 shallow upside down Us, U U, or a squiggly line broken in the middle    4- Distinctly W shaped    16- Fairly straight horizontal line    53- No ridges    7- Sideways D shaped, sometimes extended at the top and bottom, with middle ocelli at the mid-point of the rounded part of the D    5- Sideways capital I, with the top and bottom line, shaped    6- Slightly curved horizontal line with 2 or 4 vertical lines coming off it and extending toward, but not reaching, the ocelli    23- Somewhat curved or squiggly horizontal line    18Sideways square parenthesis, or square bridge, n   










7. Leg, hind-leg claw

52- 0 teeth    6- 1 tooth almost at the tip of the claw, giving a forked appearance    6- 1 tooth in the middle of the claw perpendicular to the tip, sometimes very small    10- Many teeth   





8. Abdomen, primary color combination across tergites

78Green, blue, or purple with strong metallic reflections    5Red or pink or orange with strong metallic reflections    10Shiny amber, orange, brown, or black, No metallic reflections   




9. Abdomen, number of tergites visible

793    94 or more   



10. Head, tongue length

2- long, unfolded, reaching at least mid coxae and readily visible    84- short, folded beneath head and not readily visible   



11. Wings

1- Absent    85- Present   



12. Subfamily shortcuts:

4- Amiseginae    52- Chrysidinae    3- Cleptinae    27- Elampinae   

13. Genera shortcuts:

1- Adelphe    34- Chrysis    4- Chrysura    3- Cleptes    5- Elampus    5- Hedychridium    5- Hedychrum    2- Holopyga    2- Mesitiopterous    1- Microsega    1- Muesebeckidium    2- Neochrysis    9- Omalus    2- Parnopes    1- Pseudospinolia    9- Trichrysis   

14. State or province where wasp was collected

63AL    69AR    73CO    54CT    60DC    60DE    61FL    64GA    67IA    66IL    66IN    75KS    65KY    64LA    49MA    60MD    44ME    64MI    60MN    67MO    64MS    62MT    61NC    65ND    72NE    46NH    62NJ    75NM    57NY    39New Brunswick    38Newfoundland and Labrador    37Nova Scotia    64OH    79OK    64Ontario    64PA    37Prince Edward Island    51Quebec    52RI    59SC    67SD    66TN    75TX    60VA    44VT    66WI    60WV    70WY