: Pseudomalus auratus.

This is the most common species among the Chrysididae that curl up like a ball when disturbed. It is widely distributed and occurs in places with shruby vegetation and large amounts of dead wood. The hosts are Crabronidae in the genera Passaloecus, Pemphredon, and Psenulus. The species can be recognized by the long pubescence of the tergites and the deep apical notch in T3.

Pseudomalus auratus (Linnaeus, 1758)
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