Appearance Summary: Chalybion californicum is a species of spider wasp that is native to the western United States. It has a metallic blue-green body and a black abdomen. Its wings are transparent and its legs are black. It has a long, thin antennae and a short, stout proboscis. Its eyes are large and round. It has a long, thin ovipositor at the end of its abdomen. It is a solitary species and is rarely seen in large numbers.
Facial description: Chalybion californicum has a black and blue metallic sheen, with a long, slender body. Its face is characterized by two large, bulging eyes, a pair of long antennae, and a pair of mandibles. Its mandibles are curved and have a serrated edge. Its eyes are large and round, and its antennae are long and thin. It also has a pair of long, thin legs.
What are the distinct features of Blue Mud Dauber? Metallic blue, black, and green coloring, 2-3 cm in length, slender body, long legs, two large eyes, long antennae, loud buzzing sound, solitary, nocturnal, predatory, feeds on other insects, scavenges carrion, nests in cavities, builds mud cells, found in dry areas
What makes them unique?
Blue Mud Dauber body color description: Blue and black
skin type: The Chalybion californicum has a smooth, glossy, and metallic blue-green exoskeleton. Its body is covered in small, round scales that give it a slightly bumpy texture.
Strengths: Camouflage, Nocturnal, Fast Flying, Ability to Sting
Weaknesses: Susceptible to extreme temperatures, Limited mobility, Limited diet, Limited habitat range, Limited reproductive rate