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Discover Life 86 kinds match:
Adelphe anisomorphae  [popup]
Amisega floridensis  [popup]
Mesitiopterus floridensis krombein
Amisega kahlii  [popup]
Mesitiopterus kahlii ashmead
Caenochrysis areolata  [popup]
Trichrysis Lorochrysis areolata
Caenochrysis carinata  [popup]
Trichrysis carinata
Caenochrysis doriae  [popup]
Trichrysis Lorochrysis doriae
Caenochrysis mucronata  [popup]
Trichrysis Caenochrysis mucronata
Caenochrysis tridens  [popup]
Trichrysis Caenochrysis tridens
Ceratochrysis declinis  [popup]
Ceratochrysis enhuycki  [popup]
Ceratochrysis kansensis  [popup]
Ceratochrysis quadrituberculata  [popup]
Chrysis allectoris  [popup]
Chrysis angolensis  [popup]
Chrysis fuscipennis brull
Chrysis antennalis  [popup]
Chrysis archboldi  [popup]
Chrysis bequaerti  [popup]
Chrysis cembricola  [popup]
Chrysis conica  [popup]
Chrysis derivata  [popup]
Chrysis dorsalis  [popup]
Chrysis dugesi  [popup]
Chrysis equidens  [popup]
Chrysis florissanticola  [popup]
Chrysis inaequidens  [popup]
Chrysis intricata  [popup]
Chrysis krombeini  [popup]
Chrysis lauta  [popup]
Chrysis meta  [popup]
Chrysis montana  [popup]
Chrysis nisseri  [popup]
Chrysis nitidula  [popup]
Chrysis coerulans fabricius
Chrysis oreadis  [popup]
Chrysis pattoni  [popup]
Chrysis pellucidula  [popup]
Chrysis prolata  [popup]
Chrysis propria  [popup]
Chrysis provancheri  [popup]
Chrysis remissa  [popup]
Chrysis scitula  [popup]
Chrysis serrata  [popup]
Chrysis severa  [popup]
Chrysis praestans de buysson
Chrysis smaragdula  [popup]
Chrysis tripartita  [popup]
Chrysis venusta  [popup]
Chrysis wasbaueri  [popup]
Chrysura cobaltina  [popup]
Chrysura kyrae  [popup]
Chrysura pacifica  [popup]
Chrysura tota  [popup]
Cleptes alienus  [popup]
Cleptes semiauratus  [popup]
Cleptes speciosus  [popup]
Elampus hyalinus  [popup]
Elampus marginatus  [popup]
Elampus nitidus  [popup]
Elampus viridicyaneus  [popup]
Elampus viridis  [popup]
Exochrysis tolteca  [popup]
Neochrysis alabamensis mocsary
Hedychridium caeruleum  [popup]
Hedychridium crassum  [popup]
Hedychridium dimidiatum  [popup]
Hedychridium fletcheri  [popup]
Hedychridium purum  [popup]
Hedychrum confusum  [popup]
Hedychrum cupricolle  [popup]
Hedychrum parvum  [popup]
Hedychrum punctum  [popup]
Hedychrum violaceum  [popup]
Holopyga luzulina  [popup]
Holopyga ventralis  [popup]
Ipsiura neolateralis  [popup]
Neochrysis neolateralis bohart
Microsega bella  [popup]
Muesebeckidium obsoletum  [popup]
Omalus aeneus  [popup]
Omalus butleri  [popup]
Omalus iridescens  [popup]
Parnopes chrysoprasinus  [popup]
Parnopes fulvicornis  [popup]
Philoctetes intermedius  [popup]
Omalus intermedius aaron
Philoctetes plicatus  [popup]
Omalus plicatus aaron
Philoctetes seminudus  [popup]
Omalus seminudus aaron
Pseudomalus auratus  [popup]
Omalus auratus linnaeus
Pseudomalus janus  [popup]
Omalus janus haldeman
Pseudomalus purpuratus  [popup]
Omalus purpuratus provancher
Pseudospinolia neglecta  [popup]


REMAINING (number with state)
Abdomen, T2 segment
 - Center of segment pitted and with no indication of an unpitted central line (55)
 - With a smooth, unpitted, longitudinal strip or low ridge running through the center of the segment, this line may be very faint (10)
Abdomen, longitudinal length T1 plus T2 compared to T 3 plus T 4
 - 1 and 2 longer than 3 and 4 (4)
 - 1 and 2 shorter than, or about equal to 3 and 4 (3)
Abdomen, number of tergites visible
 3 (79)
 4 or more (9)
Abdomen, primary color combination across tergites
 Green, blue, or purple with strong metallic reflections (78)
 Shiny amber, orange, brown, or black, No metallic reflections (10)
 Red or pink or orange with strong metallic reflections (5)
Abdomen, rim of T2, thickness
 - Same thickness as rest of segment and joins T3 segment smoothly, not raised above T3 (17)
 - Clearly thicker than rest of segment and distinctly elevated above T3 (1)
Abdomen, rim of last segment, the pattern of teeth and notches along the edge
 - 0, completely smooth (46)
 - 3 notches and 4 teeth (27)
 - 1 central notch and no teeth (11)
 - 5 notches and 6 teeth (9)
 - 1 tooth or spine extending from the center of the rim, NOT the stinger (3)
 - 0 notches, but many, often small, teeth or no obvious teeth at all, but the edge appearing rough and jagged (2)
Abdomen, shaping and appearance of sternites
 - concave or flat, curved into the body or flattened (79)
 - convex, curved or filled outward (7)
Abdomen, top of last tergite segment, pattern of the pits, indents, or grooves
 - 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 (49)
 - No row of pits or grooves (40)
 - 2 large ovals, round pits, or large depressions set toward the rim on either side of the center of the segment (10)
Amisega floridensis vs. Amisega kahlii
 A. floridensis - Head, scape color LIGHT ORANGE and distinctly lighter than the rest of the brown flagellar antennal segments - Thorax, propodeum, narrow longitudinal line of depressions or pits down the center of the propodeum, when viewed from the top, slightly WIDER OR FLARED in the center of the line (1)
 A. kahlii - Head, scape color dark orange or BROWN, the same or almost the same color as the rest of the antennal segments - Thorax, propodeum, longitudinal line of depressions or pits down the center of the propodeum, when viewed from the top, equally and evenly sized throughout the line (1)
Caenochrysis carinata vs. Caenochrysis tridens
 C. carinata - Head, 1st flagellar segment usually just slightly shorter than or equal to 2nd flagellar segment - From front of head to tip of abdomen no longer than 8mm - Most of the time indistinguishable from C. tridens (1)
 C. tridens - Head, 1st flagellar segment usually longer than or occasionally equal to 2nd flagellar segment - From front of head to tip of abdomen 9mm or longer - Most of the time indistinguishable from C. carinata (1)
Chrysis allectoris vs. Chrysis meta vs. Chrysis montana
 C. allectoris - Abdomen color, no gold or reddish coloring, ALL GREENS, BLUES, and/or PURPLES - Segment T3, middle teeth fairly SHORT and form LESS THAN HALF A CIRCLE (1)
 C. meta - Abdomen color, GOLD to REDDISH PATCHES or highlights mixed with green - Segment T3, middle teeth fairly LONG and form half or MORE THAN HALF A CIRCLE (1)
 C. montana - Abdomen color, no gold or reddish coloring, ALL GREENS, BLUES, and/or PURPLES - Segment T3, middle teeth fairly SHORT and form LESS THAN HALF A CIRCLE (1)
Chrysis angolensis vs. Exochrysis tolteca
 C. angolensis Head, brow ridge with no raised vertical ridge extending downward from mid ocelli - Thorax, mesepisternum TEETH VERY DISTINCT and pronounced - Abdomen, T3 rim, TEETH appear BLUNT - T3 rim, notches are very SHALLOW and form much LESS THAN HALF A CIRCLE (1)
 E. tolteca - Head, brow ridge often with a raised vertical ridge extending downward from mid ocelli - Thorax, mesepisternum TEETH INDISTINCT, short and rounded or not present at all - Abdomen, T3 rim, TEETH SHARP - T3 rim, notches DEEP and form HALF A CIRCLE or more, middle notch appears to be sharply cut instead of rounded (1)
Chrysis antennalis vs. Chrysis dugesi
 C. antennalis - Abdomen, T3 rim, teeth LONG and form half or MORE THAN HALF A CIRCLE with deep notches (1)
 C. dugesi - Abdomen, T3 segment a DISTINCT RIDGE or line running longitudinally down the center of the segment before the pit row starts, occasionally somewhat indistinct, but still present (1)
Chrysis antennalis vs. Chrysis pellucidula
 C. antennalis - Abdomen, T3 rim, teeth LONG and form half or MORE THAN HALF A CIRCLE with deep notches (1)
 C. pellucidula - Abdomen, T3 rim, teeth SHORT and form LESS THAN HALF A CIRCLE with shallow notches (1)
Chrysis antennalis vs. Chrysis remissa
 C. antennalis - Head, ridge on frons often FAINTLY EXTENDS down towards the antennal sockets - Abdomen, T3 pit row, pits are VERY DEEP - Males only, flagellomeres 1 and 2 are each MUCH SHORTER than F3, and put together about equal the length of F3 - Female only, abdomen T3 shape, occasionally, but no very often, will have the area right before the pit row raised higher than the pit row giving a bulgy or slopey appearance - Females are somewhat difficult to tell apart from C. remissa (1)
 C. remissa - Head, ridge on frons usually curve slightly downward and stops abruptly, NOT continuing down towards antennal sockets - Antennae, flagellomere 1 is about the same length or longer than F3, in both males and females - Abdomen, T3 pit row, pits deep - Females only, abdomen T3 shape, area right before the pit row RAISED HIGHER than the pit row giving a bulgy or slopey appearance - Females are somewhat difficult to apart from C. antennalis (1)
Chrysis archboldi vs. Chrysis bequaerti vs. Chrysis inaequidens
 C. archboldi - Abdomen, T3 pit row, pits very SMALL and SHALLOW, each pit clearly separated from the next (1)
 C. bequaerti - Head, malar space, very short only half as long as the pedicel, potentially too short to have any pits or depressions present - Abdomen, T3 pit row, pits LARGE and DEEP, each pit running or almost running into the next - T3 has a smooth, beach-like junction with the pit row where the surface transitions smoothly to the interior edge of the pit row and does not abruptly descend to the level of the pit row - Found primarily in the eastern half of North America - Very hard to tell apart from C. inaequidens (1)
 C. inaequidens - Head, malar space, about equal to pedicel length maybe a little shorter, potentially enough space to have pits or depressions present - Abdomen, T3 pit row, pits LARGE and DEEP, each pit running or almost running into the next - T3 has a rounded, cliff-like junction with the pit row where the surface is SLIGHTLY RAISED or mounded all along the interior edge of the pit row, clearly higher than the overall surface of the pit row - Found throughout North America - Difficult to tell apart from C. bequaerti (1)
Chrysis archboldi vs. Chrysis serrata vs. Chrysis wasbaueri
 C. archboldi - Abdomen, T3 pit row, pits very SMALL and SHALLOW, each pit clearly separated from the next (1)
 C. serrata - Abdomen, T3 pit row, pits LARGE and DEEP, each pit running or almost running into the next - Indistinguishable from C. wasbaueri (1)
 C. wasbaueri - Abdomen, T3 pit row, pits LARGE and DEEP, each pit running or almost running into the next - Indistinguishable from C. serrata (1)
Chrysis bequaerti vs. Chrysis wasbaueri
 C. bequaerti - Head, malar space, very short only half as long as the pedicel, potentially too short to have any pits or depressions present (1)
 C. wasbaueri - Head, malar space, about equal to pedicel length maybe a little shorter, potentially enough space to have pits or depressions present (1)
Chrysis cembricola vs. Chrysis dorsalis vs. Chrysis dugesi
 C. cembricola - Head, brow ridge almost always present and complete with no breaks - Abdomen, T3 segment with NO RIDGE or line running longitudinally down the center of the segment before pit row starts - T3 pit row, pits SMALL and SHALLOW - T3 rim, teeth SHORT and form LESS THAN HALF A CIRCLE with shallow notches (1)
 C. dorsalis - Head, brow ridge almost always absent and if present very broken and incomplete - Abdomen, T3 segment with NO RIDGE or line running longitudinally down the center of the segment before pit row starts - T3 pit row, pits medium to LARGE and SHALLOW - T3 rim, teeth SHORT and form LESS THAN HALF A CIRCLE with shallow notches (1)
 C. dugesi - Head, brow ridge present and complete with no breaks in it - Abdomen, T3 segment a DISTINCT RIDGE or line running longitudinally down the center of the segment before the pit row starts, occasionally somewhat indistinct, but still present - T3 pit row, pits medium to LARGE and DEEP - T3 rim, teeth LONG and form half or MORE THAN HALF A CIRCLE with deep notches (1)
Chrysis cembricola vs. Chrysis dorsalis vs. Chrysis florissanticola vs. Chrysis montana
 C. cembricola - Abdomen, S2 color, green to blue with 2 medium BROWN SPOTS, one on each side - T3, pit row, pits usually small with most pits individually DISTINCT - T3 rim, teeth DISTINCT and somewhat broad at base of tooth (1)
 C. dorsalis - Abdomen, S2 color, apical half GREEN to blue with front half to 1/3 BROWN - T3, pit row, pits variable from medium to large sized, and deep to somewhat shallow - T3 rim, teeth usually DULL shaped and somewhat indistinct, and broad at the base of the tooth even if teeth do appear distinct (1)
 C. florissanticola - Abdomen, S2 color, VARIABLE from green with 2 medium brown spots to apical half green and front half brown - T3, pit row, pits SMALL and SHALLOW, varying from each pit being individually distinct to all pits being so indistinct that they appear absent - T3 rim, teeth SHORT and vary from distinct to very indistinct, and are broad at the base of the tooth - In comparison with C. montana, distinctly LARGE in size (1)
 C. montana - Abdomen, S2 color, VARIABLE, from apical half blue/green and front half brown, to all blue/green - T3, pit row, pits medium to large and DEEP - T3 rim, teeth usually DISTINCT, thin, and LONG - In comparison with C. florissanticola, distinctly SMALL in size (1)
Chrysis cembricola vs. Chrysis equidens vs. Chrysis nitidula
 C. cembricola - Head, brow ridge almost always present and complete with no breaks - T3 pit row, pits SMALL and SHALLOW - T3 rim, teeth SHORT and form LESS THAN HALF A CIRCLE with shallow notches (1)
 C. equidens - Head, NO BROW RIDGE - T3 pit row, pits LARGE and deep - T3 rim, teeth short to LONG and form or almost form half a circle or MORE THAN HALF A CIRCLE with shallow to deep notches (1)
 C. nitidula - Head, brow ridge almost always present and complete with no breaks - T3 pit row, pits medium to LARGE - T3 rim, LONG and form half or MORE THAN HALF A CIRCLE with deep notches (1)
Chrysis cembricola vs. Chrysis pattoni
 C. cembricola - Head, malar space, usually SHORT but sometimes about equal - Abdomen, T3 rim, teeth usually SHORT forming a notch that is less than half a circle deep (1)
 C. pattoni - Head, malar space, usually very LONG only occasionally about equal - Abdomen, T3 rim, teeth LONG forming a notch at least half a circle deep, often more (1)
Chrysis cembricola vs. Chrysis propria vs. Chrysis remissa
 C. cembricola - Head, brow ridge almost always present and complete with NO lines extending backward towards the ocelli - Abdomen, T3 pit row, pits SMALL with most pits DISTINCT - T3 rim, teeth SHORT and form LESS THAN HALF A CIRCLE with shallow notches (1)
 C. propria - Head, brow ridge usually with ridge lines extending backward towards ocelli - Abdomen, T3 Pits row, pits usually SMALL with most pits DISTINCT - T3 rim, teeth LONG and form half or MORE THAN HALF A CIRCLE with deep notches (1)
 C. remissa - Head, brow ridge complete with NO ridge lines extending backwards towards the ocelli - Abdomen, pit row, pits medium to LARGE with each pit running or almost running into the next - T3 rim, teeth LONG and form half or MORE THAN HALF A CIRCLE with deep notches (1)
Chrysis derivata vs. Chrysis dugesi vs. Chrysis oreadis
 C. derivata - Body color, thorax and abdomen color usually matching or the same color - Head, brow ridge, ridge ends often curved or slanted down towards antennae, NOT curved inwards - Abdomen, T3 segment with NO RIDGE or line running longitudinally down the center of the segment before pit row starts (1)
 C. dugesi - Head, brow ridge, ridge ends often curved or slanted down towards antennae, NOT curved inwards - Abdomen, T3 segment a DISTINCT RIDGE or line running longitudinally down the center of the segment before the pit row starts, occasionally somewhat indistinct, but still present (1)
 C. oreadis - Body color, thorax and abdomen color often, but not all the time, contrasting or two different colors - Head, brow ridge, ridge ends usually curved down towards the antennae and inward towards the center of the face - Abdomen, T3 segment with NO RIDGE or line running longitudinally down the center of the segment before pit row starts (1)
Chrysis derivata vs. Chrysis pattoni vs. Chrysis pellucidula
 C. derivata - Head, middle ocelli NOT DEPRESSED and with NO eyelid like ridge above it, on the vertex side - Abdomen, T3 side edge between top of segment and first tooth on rim, usually flat or curved - T3 rim, teeth LONG and form about HALF A CIRCLE sometimes more, occasionally a little less - Very hard to tell apart from C. pattoni (1)
 C. pattoni - Head, middle ocelli NOT DEPRESSED and with NO eyelid like ridge above it, on the vertex side - Abdomen, T3 side edge between top of segment and first tooth on rim, often WAVEY or flat or curved - T3 rim, teeth LONG and form HALF A CIRCLE sometimes more - Very hard to tell apart from C. derivata (1)
 C. pellucidula - Head, middle ocelli slightly or PARTIALLY DEPRESSED with a very THIN EYELID like ridge above it, on the vertex side, may have to look closely - Abdomen, T3 rim, teeth SHORT and form LESS THAN HALF A CIRCLE (1)
Chrysis derivata vs. Chrysis prolata vs. Chrysis venusta
 C. derivata - Head, brow ridge with NO ridge lines extending backward towards the ocelli - Abdomen, T3 pit row, pits LARGE and RUN INTO EACH OTHER, with the two center most pits about the same as neighboring pits, not distinctly above pit row line and not distinctly bigger (1)
 C. prolata - Head, brow ridge with RIDGES EXTENDING BACKWARD towards ocelli, often faint but still easily distinguishable - Abdomen, T3 pit row, pits SMALL with most pits DISTINCT and separate from the next (1)
 C. venusta - Head, brow ridge with NO ridge lines extending backward towards the ocelli - Abdomen, pit row, pits LARGE and RUN INTO EACH OTHER, with the two center most pits curving upward into the main part of the T3 segment and distinctly larger than the neighboring pits (1)
Chrysis derivata vs. Chrysis remissa
 C. derivata - Males only, antennae, flagellomere 2 distinctly shorter than the length of F3 - Females only, head, genal ridge spacing, space between the cheek ridge and the compound eye at the bottom of the rear side of the compound eye, with space for 2 or more pit rows between the eye and ridge (1)
 C. remissa - Head, genal ridge spacing, space between the cheek ridge and the compound eye at the bottom of the rear side of the compound eye, almost touching the compound eye, with space for 1 or less pit rows between the eye and ridge - Males only, antennae, flagellomere 2 about the same length or slightly longer than the length of F3 (1)
Chrysis dorsalis vs. Chrysis equidens vs. Chrysis scitula
 C. dorsalis - Abdomen, sternite color, 2nd and 3rd all or almost ALL GREEN or blue, sometimes with a patch or two of brown - Abdomen, T3 rim, teeth VERY SHORT and BLUNT sometimes to the extent of being almost nonexistent with extremely shallow notches, occasionally teeth will be sharper and more defined - T3 pit row, pits usually LARGE and can be deep or SHALLOW - Very hard to tell apart from C. scitula (1)
 C. equidens - Abdomen, sternite color, 2nd and 3rd all or almost ALL BROWN, sometimes with a small patch or two green - Abdomen, T3 rim, teeth usually LONG and SHARP but can sometimes be short - T3 pit row, pits LARGE and DEEP (1)
 C. scitula - Abdomen, sternite color, 2nd and 3rd all or almost ALL GREEN or blue, sometimes with a patch or two of brown - Abdomen, T3 rim, teeth VERY SHORT and BLUNT to the extent of being almost nonexistent with extremely shallow notches - T3 pit row, pits usually SMALL and very SHALLOW sometimes hard to define - Very hard to tell apart from C. dorsalis (1)
Chrysis dugesi vs. Chrysis krombeini vs. Chrysis nisseri
 C. dugesi - Head, brow ridge with NO ridge lines extending backward towards the ocelli - Abdomen, T3 segment a DISTINCT RIDGE or line running longitudinally down the center of the segment before the pit row starts, occasionally somewhat indistinct, but still present (1)
 C. krombeini - Head, brow ridge with NO ridge lines extending backward towards the ocelli - Abdomen, T3 segment with NO RIDGE or line running longitudinally down the center of the segment before pit row starts (1)
 C. nisseri - Head, brow ridge with ridge ENDS CURVED or SLANTED BACKWARD towards ocelli or extending backward - Abdomen, T3 segment with NO RIDGE or line running longitudinally down the center of the segment before pit row starts (1)
Chrysis dugesi vs. Chrysis nitidula vs. Chrysis pattoni
 C. dugesi - Abdomen, T3 segment a DISTINCT RIDGE or line running longitudinally down the center of the segment before the pit row starts, occasionally somewhat indistinct, but still present - Sternite color pattern, S2 with a SMALL ROUNDISH BROWN PATCH on each side (1)
 C. nitidula - Abdomen, T3 segment with NO RIDGE or line running longitudinally down the center of the segment before pit row starts or, very uncommonly, a very faint ridge like line - Sternite color pattern, S2 with a LARGE BROWN PATCH on each side (1)
 C. pattoni - Abdomen, T3 segment with NO RIDGE or line running longitudinally down the center of the segment before pit row starts - Sternite color pattern, S2 with a SMALL ROUNDISH BROWN PATCH on each side (1)
Chrysis dugesi vs. Chrysis prolata
 C. dugesi - Abdomen, T3 segment a DISTINCT RIDGE or line running longitudinally down the center of the segment before the pit row starts, occasionally somewhat indistinct, but still present - T3 pit row, pits LARGE with most pits running into the next (1)
 C. prolata - Abdomen, T3 segment with NO RIDGE or line running longitudinally down the center of the segment before pit row starts - T3 pit row, pits SMALL with most pits DISTINCT and separate from the next (1)
Chrysis dugesi vs. Chrysis remissa
 C. dugesi - Head, brow ridge fairly straight, sometimes slanted at the ends - Abdomen, T3 segment a DISTINCT RIDGE or line running longitudinally down the center of the segment before the pit row starts, occasionally somewhat indistinct, but still present - Abdomen, T3 shape, NO prepit bulge in male or female (1)
 C. remissa - Head, brow ridge usually curvy - Abdomen, T3 segment with NO RIDGE or line running longitudinally down the center of the segment before pit row starts - Females only, abdomen T3 shape, area right before the pit row RAISED HIGHER than the pit row giving a bulgy or slopey appearance (1)
Chrysis equidens vs. Chrysis montana
 C. equidens - Abdomen, sternite color, 2nd and 3rd all or almost ALL BROWN, often with a small spot of green in the middle of S2 (1)
 C. montana - Abdomen, sternite color, 2nd and 3rd all or almost ALL GREEN or blue, sometimes with a small patch or two of brown (1)
Chrysis equidens vs. Chrysis pattoni
 C. equidens - Head, brow ridge, always ABSENT (1)
 C. pattoni - Head, brow ridge, almost always PRESENT and distinct, only rarely faded and hard to see (1)
Chrysis florissanticola vs. Chrysis scitula
 C. florissanticola - Head, malar space SHORTER than the space between apical rim of the clypeus and the antennal sockets - Very hard to tell apart from C. scitula (1)
 C. scitula - Head, malar space about equal or LONGER than the space between the apical rim of the clypeus and the antennal sockets - Very hard to tell apart from C. florissanticola (1)
Chrysis inaequidens vs. Chrysis intricata vs. Chrysis wasbaueri
 C. inaequidens - Abdomen, T3 segment texture all appears about the same with NO smooth longitudinal line down the middle - Sternite color, S2 with a small to MEDIUM ROUND BROWN patch with brown lines extending to the sides for a diamondish look in the middle of the top part of the segment - Very difficult to tell apart from C. wasbaueri (1)
 C. intricata - Abdomen, T3 segment texture with a SMOOTH UNPITTED LONGITUDINAL LINE down the middle of the segment - Sternite color, S2 with SMALL ROUND BROWN spot in the middle of the top part of the segment just below S1 (1)
 C. wasbaueri - Abdomen, T3 segment texture all appears about the same with NO smooth longitudinal line down the middle - Sternite color, S2 with LARGE BROWN PATCH in middle of the top part of the segment - Very difficult to tell apart from C. inaequidens (1)
Chrysis intricata vs. Chrysis severa
 C. intricata - Abdomen, T3 segment texture with a distinct SMOOTH UNPITTED LONGITUDINAL LINE down the middle of the segment usually in a contrasting color - Sternite color, S2 with SMALL ROUND BROWN spot in the middle of the top part of the segment just below S1 (1)
 C. severa - Abdomen, T3 segment texture all appears about the same with NO smooth longitudinal line down the middle, occasionally there will be a very thin faint line - Sternite color, S2 top half all or almost all BROWN (1)
Chrysis krombeini vs. Chrysis oreadis vs. Chrysis pattoni
 C. krombeini - Head, middle ocelli partially or slightly depressed with a very thin eyelid like ridge - Brow ridge, ridge end curved or slanted down towards the antennae, but NOT curved inward (1)
 C. oreadis - Head, middle ocelli NOT DEPRESSED or very slightly depressed with NO eyelid like ridge - Brow ridge, ridge ends curved down towards the antennae and INWARD towards the center of the face (1)
 C. pattoni - Head, middle ocelli NOT DEPRESSED with NO eyelid like ridge - Brow ridge, if present, ridge end curved or slanted down towards the antennae, but NOT curved inward (1)
Chrysis krombeini vs. Chrysis remissa
 C. krombeini - Head, frons texture, female very distincty RIDGED, male weakly pitted - Abdomen, T3 segment topography appears FLAT with NO pre-pit bulge - Males only - Head, antennae, 1st flagellar segment, not the pedicel which looks just like a flagellar segment, about the same length as the 2nd flagellar segment, maybe a little longer but not distinctly so (1)
 C. remissa - Head, frons texture, weak to strongly PITTED - Females only - Abdomen, T3 segment topography appears SLOPEY and has a distinct PRE-PIT BULGE - Males only - Head, antennae,1st flagellar segment, not the pedicel which looks just like a flagellar segment, clearly longer than 2nd flagellar segment (1)
Chrysis lauta vs. Chrysis pattoni
 C. lauta - Head, NO brow ridge - Abdomen, sternite color pattern, S2 top half of segment all BROWN or whole segment all green or blue (1)
 C. pattoni - Head, brow ridge usually PRESENT, but occasionally no brow ridge - Abdomen, sternite color pattern, S2 with a SMALL ROUNDISH BROWN PATCH on each side of segment (1)
Chrysis montana vs. Chrysis pattoni
 C. montana - Head, malar space, usually about EQUAL or sometimes short - Brow ridge, ABSENT or very indistinct, sometimes appearing as a garble of short, faded, longitudinal lines (1)
 C. pattoni - Head, malar space, usually very LONG, occasionally about equal - Brow ridge, usually DISTINCT, only occasionally faded, straight, wavy or m shaped line (1)
Chrysis montana vs. Chrysis scitula
 C. montana - Abdomen, T3 rim teeth DISTINCT and appear SHARP forming a half circle - Pit row, pits LARGE (1)
 C. scitula - Abdomen, T3 rim teeth very small, INDISTINCT, and BLUNT - Pit row, pits almost always very SMALL to the point of being nonexistent, but occasionally large (1)
Chrysis nitidula vs. Chrysis pellucidula vs. Chrysis remissa
 C. nitidula - Head, middle ocelli NOT DEPRESSED or very slightly depressed with NO eyelid like ridge - Abdomen, sternite color pattern, S2 with LARGE PATCHES of BROWN (1)
 C. pellucidula - Head, middle ocelli slightly or PARTIALLY DEPRESSED with a very THIN EYELID like ridge above it, may have to look closely - Cheek or gena ridge, on the rear side of the compound eye, usually clearly touching or almost TOUCHING COMPOUND EYE at some point, but sometimes separate - Abdomen, sternite color pattern, S2 with a SMALL ROUNDISH BROWN PATCH on each side near top of segment - Basically indistinguishable from C. remissa (1)
 C. remissa - Head, middle ocelli slightly or PARTIALLY DEPRESSED with a thick or very thin EYELID like ridge above it or with no ridge at all - Cheek or gena ridge, on the rear side of the compound eye, usually clearly NOT touching any part of the compound eye - Abdomen, sternite color pattern, S2 with a SMALL ROUNDISH BROWN PATCH on each side near top of segment, sometimes hard to see any spots - Abdomen, T3 segment shaping, area right before the pit row usually RAISED HIGHER than the pit row giving a slopey appearance, but not always - Basically indistinguishable from C. pellucidula (1)
Chrysis oreadis vs. Chrysis pellucidula
 C. oreadis - Head, middle ocelli NOT DEPRESSED or very slightly depressed with NO eyelid like ridge - Brow ridge, ridge ends curved down towards the antennae and INWARD towards the center of the face (1)
 C. pellucidula - Head, middle ocelli slightly or PARTIALLY DEPRESSED with a very THIN EYELID like ridge above it, may have to look closely - Brow ridge, ridge end curved or slanted down towards the antennae, but NOT curved inward (1)
Chrysis oreadis vs. Chrysis remissa
 C. oreadis - Head, frons texture, thinly RIDGED - Abdomen, 2nd sternite with or without brown spots or patches, if present touching or almost TOUCHING IN THE CENTER - Body coloring, thorax and abdomen sometimes distinctly contrasting colors (1)
 C. remissa - Head, frons texture, weak to strongly PITTED - Abdomen, 2nd sternite with a brown spot or patch on each side clearly NOT touching (1)
Chrysis pattoni vs. Chrysis prolata
 C. pattoni - Head, brow ridge with NO ridge lines extending backward towards the ocelli - Abdomen, T3 pit row, pits LARGE and often run into each other, with the two center most pits about the same as neighboring pits (1)
 C. prolata - Head, brow ridge with RIDGES EXTENDING BACKWARD towards ocelli, often faint but still easily distinguishable - Abdomen, T3 pit row, pits SMALL with most pits DISTINCT and separate from the next (1)
Chrysis pattoni vs. Chrysis remissa
 C. remissa - Head, malar space usually DISTINCTLY SHORT or sometimes roughly equal, if malar space is roughly equal then it is a small space without room for many small pits - Brow ridge, always PRESENT - Eye ridge above middle occelli, varies from present to absent (1)
 C. remissa - Head, malar space usually DISTINCTLY SHORT or sometimes roughly equal, if malar space is roughly equal then it is a small space without room for many small pits - Brow ridge, always PRESENT - Eye ridge above middle ocelli, varies from present to absent (1)
Chrysis pattoni vs. Chrysis scitula
 C. pattoni - Head, malar space, usually very LONG, occasionally about equal - Brow ridge, usually DISTINCT, only occasionally faded or indistinct - Abdomen, T3 rim, teeth, DISTINCT and LONG forming notches that are at least half a circle, usually more, deep (1)
 C. scitula - Head, malar space, VARIABLE - Brow ridge, ABSENT - Abdomen, T3 rim, teeth, INDISTINCT and SHORT forming notches that are much less than half a circle deep (1)
Chrysis pellucidula vs. Chrysis prolata vs. Chrysis propria
 C. pellucidula - Head, brow ridge with NO ridge lines extending backward towards the ocelli - Abdomen, T3 pit row, pits usually LARGE and run into each other (1)
 C. prolata - Head, brow ridge with RIDGES EXTENDING BACKWARD towards ocelli, often faint but still easily distinguishable - 2nd true antennal segment, not counting the pedicel or scape, usually SHORTER than, but sometimes equal to, the space between the apical rim of the clypeus and the bottom of the antennal sockets - Abdomen, T3 pit row, pits usually SMALL with most pits DISTINCT and separate from the next - Basically indistinguishable from C. propria (1)
 C. propria - Head, brow ridge usually with RIDGES EXTENDING BACKWARD towards ocelli - 2nd true antennal segment, not counting the pedicel or scape, usually LONGER than, but sometimes equal to, the space between the apical rim of the clypeus and the bottom of the antennal sockets - Abdomen, T3 pit row, pits usually SMALL with most pits DISTINCT and separate from the next - Basically indistinguishable from C. prolata (1)
Chrysis pellucidula vs. Chrysis venusta
 C. pellucidula - Abdomen, T3 pit row, pits large with the two center most pits about the SAME as neighboring pits, not distinctly above pit row line and not distinctly bigger - Found through North America - Difficult to tell apart from C. venusta (1)
 C. venusta - Abdomen, pit row, pits large with the two center most pits curving upward into the main part of the T3 segment and DISTINCTLY LARGER than the neighboring pits - Found primarily in western North America - Difficult to tell apart from C. pellucidula (1)
Chrysis prolata vs. Chrysis remissa vs. Exochrysis tolteca
 C. prolata - Head, brow ridge with RIDGES EXTENDING BACKWARD towards ocelli, often faint but still easily distinguishable - Wing venation, near the tip of the front wing the MARGINAL CELL is CLOSED or almost closed (1)
 C. remissa - Head, brow ridge with NO ridge lines extending backward towards the ocelli - Wing venation, near the tip of the front wing the MARGINAL CELL is CLOSED or almost closed (1)
 E. tolteca - Head, brow ridge with RIDGES EXTENDING BACKWARD towards ocelli, often faint but still easily distinguishable - Wing venation, near the tip of the front wing the MARGINAL CELL is OPEN (1)
Chrysis propria vs. Chrysis venusta vs. Exochrysis tolteca
 C. propria - Head, brow ridge usually with RIDGES EXTENDING BACKWARD towards ocelli - Abdomen, T3 pit row, pits usually small with the two center most pits about the SAME as neighboring pits, not distinctly above pit row line and not distinctly bigger - Wing venation, near the tip of the front wing the MARGINAL CELL is CLOSED or almost closed (1)
 C. venusta - Head, brow ridge with NO ridge lines extending backward towards the ocelli - Abdomen, pit row, pits large with the two center most pits curving upward into the main part of the T3 segment and DISTINCTLY LARGER than the neighboring pits - Wing venation, near the tip of the front wing the MARGINAL CELL is CLOSED or almost closed (1)
 E. tolteca - Head, brow ridge with RIDGES EXTENDING BACKWARD towards ocelli, often faint but still easily distinguishable - Abdomen, T3 pit row, pits usually small to large with the two center most pits about the SAME as neighboring pits, not distinctly above pit row line and not distinctly bigger - Wing venation, near the tip of the front wing the MARGINAL CELL is OPEN (1)
Chrysis remissa vs. Chrysis venusta
 C. remissa - Head, brow ridge shape has smooth or soft curves - Abdomen, T3 pit row, pits large and run into each other, with the two center most pits about the SAME AS NEIGHBORING PITS, not distinctly above pit row line and not distinctly bigger (1)
 C. venusta - Head, brow ridge shape often has sharp angles, hard curves, or sometimes soft curves - Abdomen, T3 pit row, pits large and run into each other, with the two CENTER MOST PITS CURVING UPWARD into the main part of the T3 segment and DISTINCTLY LARGER than the neighboring pits (1)
Chrysis scitula vs. Chrysura cobaltina vs. Chrysura pacifica
 C. cobaltina - Head, gena or cheek ridge ends before or just after reaching the bottom of the compound eye - Abdomen, T3 pit row, pits DISTINCT - T3 rim, 2 DISTINCT TEETH, one at each of the extreme sides of the rim farthest from the middle (1)
 C. pacifica - Head, gena or cheek ridge ends before or just after reaching the bottom of the compound eye - Abdomen, T3 pit row, pits range from indistinct to distinct - T3 rim, extreme sides of the rim COMPLETELY SMOOTH and ROUNDED with no distinct teeth present (1)
 C. scitula - Head, gena or check ridge continues PAST THE HALFWAY POINT of the compound eye, ending near the top of the compound eye - Abdomen, T3 pit row, pits usually INDISTINCT - T3 rim, teeth very SHORT and BLUNT to the point of being virtually nonexistent, giving the rim a wavy appearance (1)
Chrysis scitula vs. Chrysura tota
 C. scitula - Head, gena or check ridge continues PAST THE HALFWAY POINT of the compound eye, ending near the top of the compound eye - Abdomen, T3 rim, 4 teeth very SHORT and BLUNT to the point of being virtually nonexistent, giving the rim a wavy appearance (1)
 C. tota - Head, gena or cheek ridge ends before or just after reaching the bottom of the compound eye - Abdomen, T3 rim, completely smooth with one VERY SMALL INDENT in the middle of the rim OR no indent in the middle and 2 INDISTINCT teeth, one at each of the extreme sides of the rim farthest from the middle (1)
Chrysis severa vs. Chrysis wasbaueri
 C. severa - Head, malar space almost always DISTINCTLY LONG giving a horsey appearance, occasionally about equal - Abdomen, 2nd sternite, top half nearest to S1 with a wide BROWN BAND across it (1)
 C. wasbaueri - Head, malar space usually DISTINCTLY SHORT, but occasionally about equal - Abdomen, 2nd sternite, top half nearest to S1 with a LARGE BROWN CIRCLE in the middle (1)
Chrysis tripartita vs. Exochrysis tolteca
 C. tripartita - Abdomen, T3 texture of the space between pit row and teeth, with RANDOM SMALL PITS like the rest of the segment - Wing venation, near the tip of the front wing the MARGINAL CELL is CLOSED or almost closed (1)
 E. tolteca - Abdomen, T3 texture of the space between pit row and teeth, COMPLETELY SMOOTH with no pits, different from the rest of the segments texture - Wing venation, near the tip of the front wing the MARGINAL CELL is OPEN (1)
Chrysura cobaltina vs. Chrysura kyrae vs. Chrysura tota
 C. cobaltina - Abdomen, T3 rim, 2 DISTINCT TEETH, one at each of the extreme sides of the rim farthest from the middle - T3 rim, hair color PALE - Leg, middle femur and tibia hair color PALE (1)
 C. kyrae - Abdomen, T3 rim, COMPLETELY SMOOTH and rounded OR completely smooth with one very SMALL NOTCH in the center - T3 rim, hair color BLACK - Leg, middle femur and tibia hair color PALE - Very hard to tell apart from C. tota (1)
 C. tota - Abdomen, T3 rim, completely smooth with one VERY SMALL INDENT in the middle of the rim OR no indent in the middle and 2 INDISTINCT teeth, one at each of the extreme sides of the rim farthest from the middle - T3 rim, hair color BLACK - Leg, middle femur and tibia hair color DARK - Very hard to tell apart from C. kyrae (1)
Chrysura kyrae vs. Chrysura pacifica
 C. kyrae - Indistinguishable from C. pacifica, unless male genitalia is present - Male, claspers are distinctly pointed with somewhat of a flat edge - Abdomen, T3 rim, hair color BLACK (1)
 C. pacifica - Indistinguishable from C. kyrae, unless male genitalia is present - Male, claspers are distinctly shaped like a hook or stubby crab claw - Abdomen, T3 rim, hair color ranges from PALE to dark (1)
Chrysura pacifica vs. Chrysura tota
 C. pacifica - Leg, middle femur and tibia hair color LIGHT - Abdomen, T3 rim, hair color varies from PALE to black - Very hard to tell apart from C. tota (1)
 C. tota - Leg, middle femur and tibia hair color DARK - Abdomen, T3 rim, hair color BLACK - Very hard to tell apart from C. pacifica (1)
Cleptes alienus vs. Cleptes speciosus
 C. alienus - Males and females appear different - Females - Body color, head and thorax primarily BLUE to PURPLE contrasting with a BROWN abdomen - Male - Body color, head and thorax GREENS, with BROWN IRIDESCENT abdomen - Sternite color, sometimes green with metallic reflections, sometimes brown - Males are virtually indistinguishable from C. speciosus males (1)
 C. speciosus - Males and females appear different - Females - Body color, head and thorax DARK BROWN to light BRONZE sometimes with green and gold highlights, with brown abdomen - Male - Body color, head and thorax GREENS, with BROWN and sometimes brown iridescent abdomen - Sternite color, mostly brown - Males are virtually indistinguishable from C. alienus males (1)
Elampus hyalinus vs. Elampus marginatus vs. Elampus nitidus
 E. hyalinus - Body coloration, thorax and abdomen about the SAME COLOR, not sharply contrasting, with no red or orange colors - Wing coloration, COMPLETELY CLEAR with no color at all, not counting the veins (1)
 E. marginatus - Body coloration, thorax and abdomen about the SAME COLOR, not sharply contrasting, with no red or orange colors - Wing coloration, stained a LIGHT BROWN, not counting the veins (1)
 E. nitidus - Body coloration, thorax and abdomen SHARPLY CONTRASTING, with thorax GREEN colors and abdomen RED and orange colors - Wing coloration, stained a LIGHT BROWN, not counting the veins (1)
Elampus hyalinus vs. Elampus viridicyaneus vs. Elampus viridis
 E. hyalinus - Wing coloration, COMPLETELY CLEAR with no color at all, not counting the veins - Abdomen, T3 rim, when viewed directly from behind the truncation or tubular structure projecting is MORE THAN HALF A CIRCLE, almost a full circle - Leg, hind tibia claw, 1 or 2 teeth, not counting the tip (1)
 E. viridicyaneus - Wing coloration, stained a LIGHT BROWN, not counting the veins - Abdomen, T3 rim, when viewed directly from behind the truncation or tubular structure projecting is less than half a circle, CRESCENT SHAPED - Leg, hind tibia claw, 3 or more teeth not counting the tip (1)
 E. viridis - Wing coloration, stained a LIGHT BROWN, not counting the veins - Abdomen, T3 rim, when viewed directly from behind the truncation or tubular structure projecting is a FULL CIRCLE sometimes with a tiny notch in it -Leg, hind tibia claw, 1 or 2 teeth, not counting the tip (1)
Elampus hyalinus vs. Philoctetes seminudus
 E. hyalinus - Wing coloration, COMPLETELY CLEAR with no color at all, not counting the veins (1)
 P. seminudus - Wing coloration, stained a LIGHT BROWN, not counting the veins (1)
Elampus marginatus vs. Elampus viridicyaneus vs. Elampus viridis
 E. marginatus - Abdomen, T3 rim, when viewed directly from behind the truncation or tubular structure projecting is about HALF A CIRCLE or a little more than - Leg, hind tibia claw, 3 or more teeth not counting the tip - Very hard to tell apart from E. viridicyaneus (1)
 E. viridicyaneus - Abdomen, T3 rim, when viewed directly from behind the truncation or tubular structure projecting is about half a circle or less than, CRESCENT SHAPED - Leg, hind tibia claw, 3 or more teeth not counting the tip - Very hard to tell apart from E. marginatus (1)
 E. viridis - Abdomen, T3 rim, when viewed directly from behind the truncation or tubular structure projecting is a FULL CIRCLE sometimes with a tiny notch in it - Leg, hind tibia claw, 1 or 2 teeth, not counting the tip (1)
Elampus marginatus vs. Philoctetes seminudus
 E. marginatus - Thorax, scutum texture, PITS RANDOMLY DISPERSED over segment - Size, about 3.5mm to 4.0mm - Range, throughout the U.S. (1)
 P. seminudus - Thorax, scutum texture, PITS IN GROUPS throughout segment with patches of no pits - Size, about 5.0mm to 5.5mm - Range, primarily west of the Rocky Mountains (1)
Elampus nitidus vs. Elampus viridicyaneus vs. Elampus viridis
 E. nitidus - Body coloration, thorax and abdomen SHARPLY CONTRASTING, with thorax GREEN colors and abdomen RED and orange colors - Abdomen, T3 rim, when viewed directly from behind the truncation or tubular structure projecting is about HALF A CIRCLE or a little more than - Leg, hind tibia claw, 3 teeth, not counting the tip (1)
 E. viridicyaneus - Body coloration, thorax and abdomen about the SAME COLOR, not sharply contrasting, blues, greens and purples with no red or orange colors - Abdomen, T3 rim, when viewed directly from behind the truncation or tubular structure projecting is about half a circle or less than, CRESCENT SHAPED - Leg, hind tibia claw, 3 or more teeth not counting the tip (1)
 E. viridis - Body coloration, thorax and abdomen about the SAME COLOR, not sharply contrasting, blues, greens and purples with no red or orange colors - Abdomen, T3 rim, when viewed directly from behind the truncation or tubular structure projecting is a FULL CIRCLE sometimes with a tiny notch in it - Leg, hind tibia claw, 1 or 2 teeth, not counting the tip (1)
Elampus nitidus vs. Philoctetes seminudus
 E. nitidus - Thorax, scutum texture, PITS RANDOMLY DISPERSED over segment - Abdomen, color, REDS, oranges, and sometimes yellows (1)
 P. seminudus - Thorax, scutum texture, PITS IN GROUPS throughout segment with patches of no pits - Abdomen, color, GREENS, blues, purples, and browns (1)
Elampus viridicyaneus vs. Philoctetes seminudus
 E. viridicyaneus - Thorax, scutum texture, PITS RANDOMLY DISPERSED over segment - Range, throughout U.S. and southern Canada (1)
 P. seminudus - Thorax, scutum texture, PITS IN GROUPS throughout segment with patches of no pits - Range, primarily west of the Rocky Mountains (1)
Elampus viridis vs. Philoctetes seminudus
 E. viridis - Thorax, scutum texture, PITS RANDOMLY DISPERSED over segment - Abdomen, T3 segment rim, very DISTINCTLY PROJECTING truncation or tube filled with membrane (1)
 P. seminudus - Thorax, scutum texture, PITS IN GROUPS throughout segment with patches of no pits - Abdomen, T3 segment rim, very SHORT truncation or tube, not distinctly projecting (1)
Genera shortcuts:
 - Chrysis (34)
 - Omalus (9)
 - Trichrysis (9)
 - Elampus (5)
 - Hedychridium (5)
 - Hedychrum (5)
 - Chrysura (4)
 - Cleptes (3)
 - Holopyga (2)
 - Mesitiopterous (2)
 - Neochrysis (2)
 - Parnopes (2)
 - Adelphe (1)
 - Microsega (1)
 - Muesebeckidium (1)
 - Pseudospinolia (1)
Head, 1st flagellar segment color - NOTE - do not confuse with the pedicel, which looks just like a flagellar segment
 Green, blue, or purple with strong metallic reflections (47)
 - Brown (42)
Head, 2nd flagellar segment color - NOTE - pedicel looks just like a flagellar segment, so do not confuse with 1st flagellar segment
 - Brown (65)
 Green, blue, or purple with strong metallic reflections (21)
Head, antennae, pedicel length compared to 2nd flagellar segment
 - Distinctly shorter and often not more than half as long as the 2nd flagellar segment (1)
 About equal to or longer than 2nd flagellar segment (1)
Head, antennae, pedicel length compared to 2nd flagellar segment - NOTE - pedicel looks just like a flagellar segment, so do not confuse with 1st flagellar segment
 About equal to or longer than 2nd flagellar segment (67)
 - Distinctly shorter and often not more than half as long as the 2nd flagellar segment (11)
Head, distinct large bump behind each of the 2 rearmost ocelli
 - Absent (84)
 - Present (2)
Head, gena or cheek ridge, on the basal side of the compound eye, spacing
 - Clearly not touching the compound eye at any point, often with one or more rows of pits between them (38)
 - Touching or almost touching the compound eye at one point (24)
Head, gena or cheek, area on the basal side of the compound eye
 - Distinct ridge or upraised line present (51)
 - No distinct ridge or upraised line (29)
Head, longitudinal groove on frons, the space between the center ocelli and the base of the antennae
 - No groove present, or groove starts significantly below middle ocelli (84)
 - Groove descending from the bottom of middle ocelli (4)
Head, malar space length, space between mid-point of attachment of mandible and very bottom of compound eye, compared to pedicel length
 - Roughly equal (42)
 - Shorter (34)
 - Longer (28)
Head, malar space, space between mid-point of attachment of mandible and very bottom of eye compared to width of base of mandible
 - Clearly shorter (58)
 - Roughly equal (43)
 - Clearly longer (19)
Head, middle ocelli, eyelid-like ridge above ocelli
 - No lid-like ridge (72)
 - Lid present (19)
Head, shape of brow ridge on forehead between ocelli and antennal sockets
 - No ridges (53)
 - Somewhat curved or squiggly horizontal line (23)
 Sideways square parenthesis, or square bridge, n (18)
 - Fairly straight horizontal line (16)
 - Sideways D shaped, sometimes extended at the top and bottom, with middle ocelli at the mid-point of the rounded part of the D (7)
 - Slightly curved horizontal line with 2 or 4 vertical lines coming off it and extending toward, but not reaching, the ocelli (6)
 - Sideways capital I, with the top and bottom line, shaped (5)
 - Distinctly W shaped (4)
 - 2 shallow upside down Us, U U, or a squiggly line broken in the middle (1)
Head, texture of face between clypeus and middle point of compound eyes
 - Distinct horizontal ridges, sometimes curved or broken (35)
 - Random pits and indents, same or very similar to the surrounding texture (33)
 - A distinctly smooth or flat area in the middle, different from the surrounding texture (14)
 - Distinct ridges in a circular pattern (4)
Head, tongue length
 - short, folded beneath head and not readily visible (84)
 - long, unfolded, reaching at least mid coxae and readily visible (2)
Hedychridium caeruleum vs. Hedychridium purum
 H. caeruleum - No more than 4.5mm long from front of head to tip of tail - Very difficult to tell apart from H. purum (1)
 H. purum - 5mm to 8mm long from front of head to tip of tail - Very difficult to tell apart from H. caeruleum (1)
Hedychridium dimidiatum vs. Hedychridium purum
 H. dimidiatum - Head, flagellomere one, NOT the pedicel which looks just like a flagellomere, MORE THAN twice as long as wide - Range, throughout the United States and upper parts of Mexico (1)
 H. purum - Head, flagellomere one, NOT the pedicel which looks just like a flagellomere, twice as long as wide or LESS - Range, in and WEST of the Rocky Mountains (1)
Hedychrum confusum vs. Hedychrum cupricolle
 H. confusum - Body coloration, scutum and scutellum color BLUES, greens, and purples, about the same colors as the abdomen (1)
 H. cupricolle - Body coloration, scutum and scutellum color ORANGES, yellows, and reds, SHARPLY CONTRASTING the abdominal colors of blues, greens, and purples (1)
Hedychrum confusum vs. Hedychrum parvum vs. Hedychrum punctum
 H. confusum - Abdomen, sternite color, S2 and S3 BROWN sometimes with a spot of green or blue in the middle - T1 and T2 segment coloration, all GREENS AND BLUES - Leg, hind tibia, SMALL and SOMEWHAT ELONGATED PIT on the non-metallic underside of the leg close to where the tarsus connects (1)
 H. parvum - Abdomen, sternite color, S2 and S3 all or almost ALL GREEN to BLUE - T1 and T2 segment coloration, all GREENS AND BLUES - Leg, hind tibia, very SMALL ROUNDISH PIT on the non-metallic underside of the leg close to where the tarsus connects (1)
 H. punctum - Abdomen, sternite color, S2 and S3 BROWN sometimes with a spot of green or blue in the middle - T1 and T2 segment coloration, greens and blues with an indistinct PATCH or spot of contrasting BROWN to PURPLE overlapping or connecting the 2 segments in the basal center of T1 and the front center of T2 - Leg, hind tibia, TINY ROUND PIT on the non-metallic underside of the leg close to where the tarsus connects (1)
Hedychrum confusus vs Hedychrum violaceum
 H. confusum - Larger 8-11mm - There is a small pitless area immediately adjacent to the lateral ocelli that is about the length of an ocellus diameter - Pits on the far lateral sides of T1 are extremely close yet most actually do not touch (1)
 H. violaceum - Smaller 5-8mm - There is no or only a small pitless area adjacent to the lateral ocelli - Pits on the far lateral sides of T1 overlap and most are in some way confluent with a neighbor (1)
Hedychrum cupricolle vs. Hedychrum parvum vs. Hedychrum punctum
 H. cupricolle - Abdomen, sternite color, S2 and S3 all or almost ALL GREEN, BLUE, or PURPLE - Body coloration, scutum and scutellum color ORANGES, yellows, and reds, SHARPLY CONTRASTING the abdominal colors of blues, greens, and purples (1)
 H. parvum - Abdomen, sternite color, S2 and S3 all or almost ALL GREEN to BLUE - Body coloration, scutum and scutellum color GREENS, BLUES, and purples, about the same colors as the abdomen (1)
 H. punctum - Abdomen, sternite color, S2 and S3 BROWN sometimes with a spot of green or blue in the middle - Body coloration, scutum and scutellum color GREENS, BLUES, and purples, about the same colors as the abdomen (1)
Hedychrum cupricolle vs. Hedychrum violaceum
 H. cupricolle - Abdomen, sternite color, S2 and S3 all or almost ALL GREEN, BLUE, or PURPLE - Body coloration, scutum and scutellum color ORANGES, yellows, and reds, SHARPLY CONTRASTING the abdominal colors of blues, greens, and purples (1)
 H. violaceum - Abdomen, sternite color, S2 and S3 BROWN - Body coloration, scutum and scutellum color GREENS, BLUES, and purples, about the same colors as the abdomen (1)
Hedychrum parvum vs. Hedychrum violaceum
 H. parvum - Abdomen, sternite color, S2 and S3 all or almost ALL GREEN to BLUE (1)
 H. violaceum - Abdomen, sternite color, S2 and S3 BROWN (1)
Hedychrum punctum vs. Hedychrum violaceum
 H. punctum - Abdomen, sternite color, S2 and S3 BROWN sometimes with a spot of green or blue in the middle - T1 and T2 segment coloration, greens and blues with an indistinct PATCH or spot of contrasting BROWN to PURPLE overlapping or connecting the 2 segments in the basal center of T1 and the front center of T2 (1)
 H. violaceum - Abdomen, sternite color, S2 and S3 BROWN - T1 and T2 segment coloration, all GREENS AND BLUES (1)
Holopyga luzulina vs. Holopyga ventralis
 H. luzulina - Abdomen, sternite color, S3 all or almost all GREEN to BLUE - Leg, hind tarsal claw with 2 teeth, not counting tip (1)
 H. ventralis - Abdomen, sternite color, S3 all or almost all dark BROWN to BLACK - Leg, hind tarsal claw with 3 or more teeth, not counting the tip (1)
Leg, hind-leg claw
 - 0 teeth (52)
 - Many teeth (10)
 - 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 (6)
Omalus aeneus vs. Omalus iridescens
 O. aeneus - Thorax, scutum texture, with 2 deep and DISTINCT GROOVES running from front to back of segment - Abdomen, T3 segment rim, NOT translucent - T3 rim, deep DISTINCT NOTCH in the center (1)
 O. iridescens - Thorax, scutum texture, with 2 very shallow and FAINT GROOVES slightly deeper towards rear end of segment - Abdomen, T3 segment rim, with yellowish TRANSLUCENT EDGE - T3 rim, very shallow or no notch in the center (1)
Omalus aeneus vs. Philoctetes intermedius vs. Philoctetes plicatus
 O. aeneus - Thorax, scutum texture, TINY PITS RANDOMLY DISPERSED over segment - Abdomen, T3 segment with NO projections - T3 rim, center notch with NO membrane (1)
 P. intermedius - Thorax, scutum texture, PITS IN GROUPS throughout segment with smooth patches of no pits, often very few pits present overall - Abdomen, T3 segment with NO projections - T3 rim, center notch usually partially covered with a MEMBRANE (1)
 P. plicatus - Thorax, scutum texture, PITS IN GROUPS throughout segment with smooth patches of no pits, often very few pits present overall - Abdomen, T3 segment with a small spine or PROJECTION directly above rim notch - T3 rim, center notch with NO membrane (1)
Omalus aeneus vs. Pseudomalus auratus vs. Pseudomalus janus
 O. aeneus - Thorax, scutum texture, TINY PITS RANDOMLY DISPERSED over segment - Abdomen color, BLUES, greens, and purples, NOT contrasting with thorax colors (1)
 P. auratus - Thorax, scutum texture, small distinct pits randomly dispersed over segment, often only on the basal center of the segment - Abdomen color, REDS, oranges, and yellows, STRONGLY CONTRASTING with thorax colors (1)
 P. janus - Thorax, scutum texture, small distinct pits primarily clustered on the CENTER BASAL portion of the segment - Abdomen color, BLUES, greens, purples, NOT contrasting with thorax colors (1)
Omalus iridescens vs. Philoctetes intermedius vs. Philoctetes plicatus
 O. iridescens - Thorax, scutum texture, TINY PITS RANDOMLY DISPERSED over segment, or completely smooth - Abdomen, T3 segment with NO projections (1)
 P. intermedius - Thorax, scutum texture, PITS IN GROUPS throughout segment with smooth patches of no pits, often very few pits present overall - Abdomen, T3 segment with NO projections (1)
 P. plicatus - Thorax, scutum texture, PITS IN GROUPS throughout segment with smooth patches of no pits, often very few pits present overall - Abdomen, T3 segment with a small spine or PROJECTION directly above rim notch (1)
Omalus iridescens vs. Pseudomalus janus
 O. iridescens - Thorax, scutum texture, TINY PITS RANDOMLY DISPERSED over segment, or completely smooth - Abdomen, T3 segment rim, with yellowish TRANSLUCENT EDGE (1)
 P. janus - Thorax, scutum texture, small distinct PITS primarily clustered on the CENTER BASAL portion of the segment - Abdomen, T3 segment rim, NOT translucent (1)
Parnopes chrysoprasinus vs. Parnopes fulvicornis
 P. chrysoprasinus - Head, facial hair, very little or NO pubescence or short hairs present (1)
 P. fulvicornis - Head, facial hair, LOTS of SILVERY WHITE PUBESCENCE or short hairs present, so much so that the facial structure beneath is usually not visible (1)
Philoctetes intermedius vs. Pseudomalus janus
 P. intermedius - Thorax, scutum texture, PITS IN GROUPS throughout segment with smooth patches of no pits, often very few pits present overall and clusters tend to be near longitudinal grooves - T3 rim, center notch usually partially covered with a MEMBRANE (1)
 P. janus - Thorax, scutum texture, small distinct PITS primarily clustered on the CENTER BASAL portion of the segment - T3 rim, center notch with NO membrane (1)
Philoctetes plicatus vs. Philoctetes seminudus
 P. plicatus - Abdomen, T3 segment with a small spine or PROJECTION directly above rim notch (1)
 P. seminudus - Abdomen, T3 segment with NO projections (1)
Philoctetes plicatus vs. Pseudomalus janus
 P. janus - Thorax, scutum texture, small distinct PITS primarily clustered on the CENTER BASAL portion of the segment - Abdomen, T3 segment with NO projections (1)
 P. plicatus - Thorax, scutum texture, PITS IN GROUPS throughout segment with smooth patches of no pits, often very few pits present overall and clusters tend to be near longitudinal grooves - Abdomen, T3 segment with a small spine or PROJECTION directly above rim notch (1)
Philoctetes seminudus vs. Pseudomalus janus
 P. janus - Thorax, scutum texture, small distinct PITS primarily clustered on the CENTER BASAL portion of the segment - T3 rim, center notch with NO membrane (1)
 P. seminudus - Thorax, scutum texture, PITS IN GROUPS throughout segment with smooth patches of no pits, often very few pits present overall and clusters tend to be near longitudinal grooves - T3 rim, center notch usually partially covered with a MEMBRANE (1)
Pseudomalus janus vs. Pseudomalus purpuratus
 P. janus - Thorax, mesepisternum color, GREEN to greenish blue - Abdomen, T3 rim, usually a very SHALLOW CENTRAL NOTCH - Somewhat difficult to tell apart from P. purpuratus (1)
 P. purpuratus - Thorax, mesepisternum color, PURPLE to bluish purple - Abdomen, T3 rim, deep, DISTINCT, and often sharply angled, central notch - Somewhat difficult to tell apart from P. janus (1)
State or province where wasp was collected
 OK (79)
 KS (75)
 NM (75)
 TX (75)
 CO (73)
 NE (72)
 WY (70)
 AR (69)
 IA (67)
 MO (67)
 SD (67)
 IL (66)
 IN (66)
 TN (66)
 WI (66)
 KY (65)
 ND (65)
 GA (64)
 LA (64)
 MI (64)
 MS (64)
 OH (64)
 Ontario (64)
 PA (64)
 AL (63)
 MT (62)
 NJ (62)
 FL (61)
 NC (61)
 DC (60)
 DE (60)
 MD (60)
 MN (60)
 VA (60)
 WV (60)
 SC (59)
 NY (57)
 CT (54)
 RI (52)
 Quebec (51)
 MA (49)
 NH (46)
 ME (44)
 VT (44)
 New Brunswick (39)
 Newfoundland and Labrador (38)
 Nova Scotia (37)
 Prince Edward Island (37)
Subfamily shortcuts:
 - Chrysidinae (52)
 - Elampinae (27)
 - Amiseginae (4)
 - Cleptinae (3)
Thorax, bottom of mesopleuron shape or structure
 - Smooth rounded or triangular shaped edge (59)
 - At least 2 fairly sharp tooth-like edges or projections (9)
Thorax, mesepisternum, shape and appearance
 The typical case, the anterior edge forming an oblique angle with the anterior face, similarly the posterior edge forming either a vergical or oblique intersection with the posterior face (27)
 Relatively larger and projecting further anteriorly, edges are sharply defined and acutely undercut giving the segment more of shield-like presentation (3)
Thorax, mesepisternum, the area below the base of the wing, texture pattern
 - 2 intersecting lines of distinctly deep pits in a V or check mark like shape (27)
 - No distinctly deep or different pits (17)
 - 2 intersecting lines of distinctly deep pits in a T-like shape (15)
 - One line of distinctly deep pits (15)
 - One distinctly deep pit (7)
Thorax, metanotum, which is the 4th segment of the thorax from the head, projection from the center of the segment
 No projection, completely flat in center of segment (75)
 1 slightly raised rounded or pointy hump, or projection (11)
 1 distinct narrow flat projection, sometimes narrow, flat, and pointy (9)
 - 1 distinct wide flat projection with a notch in the middle of the projection (2)
 1 very small lip or shelf-like projection (1)
Thorax, tegula, located at the very base of the forewing where it connects to the body, color
 - Green, blue, or purple (53)
 - Brown or gold (26)
Wing, forewing, medial cell, very tiny, short, dark hairs
 - Absent (9)
 - Present (3)
Wings
 - Present (85)
 - Absent (1)
Wings, forewing, discoidal cell, after the medial cell and below the darkened stigma and costal notch
 - Sclerotized, or vein enclosing cell dark and distinct, easy to see (49)
 - Not sclerotized, or vein enclosing cell light and indistinct, very difficult to see (37)