Steel-blue Cricket Hunter Chlorion aerarium
29 June 2014
This is my third post in a row not devoted to birds. What is happening to me!
In any event, we were sitting out on the patio having lunch when we detected this insect and neither of us could remember having seen it before. As far as I can tell from checking the reference material I have, it is a Steel-blue Cricket Hunter. If anyone can either confirm or refute this, I would be grateful if they would leave a comment below.
The one aspect of its observed behaviour that does not seem to jibe with the identification I have made, is that it was paying great attention to a couple of spider webs. If it is a species of spider wasp, I have been unable to locate anything in my books resembling it.
Regardless, it was an interesting insect to watch.