Identification keys are given in Morgan (1984). General biology is given in Morgan (1984) and Falk (1991). Compared with other species of Chrysis, this species is usually relatively large, being 10 mm or more in body length. It can be distinguished from the other large species, C. longula, in having the spurs on the middle tibiae of about equal length.
Sparingly recorded from Devon, Surrey, Kent and Northamptonshire.
Overseas, occurs in Europe (including Sweden, Finland,The Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Germany, north Italy, Poland, Hungary) and east to Mongolia.