Distinguished from other Chrysis species in having four distinct acute teeth on the posterior margin of the third gastral tergum, and the first gastral tergite is blue-black. Identification keys are given in Morgan (1984). Information concerning general biology is given by Kunz (1994).
South Devon to east Kent, north to Worcestershire and Cambridgeshire. Records from 1970 onwards are from several localities in west and north-west Surrey, and north-east Hampshire.
Overseas found in Europe, and eastwards to central Asia.