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Chrysidid in amber | Criside in ambra

Postby Gian Luca Agnoli » 22 Jan 2011 18:36

Image Eric Geirnaert (http://ambre.jaune.free.fr), author of the book "L'AMBRE, MIEL DE FORTUNE ET MEMOIRE DE VIE" (2004), gives the announcement of the discovery of a new Chrysidid included in amber. The discovery of such insects is extremely rare and only few species are known. The attached photo is unclear, but shows some significant morphological characters, such as a large metanotal projection and a strong swelling of the apical abdominal segments. :shock: A new Genus? I'll try to write to the author for more photos...

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Chrysidid in amber | Criside in ambra
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Image Eric Geirnaert (http://ambre.jaune.free.fr), autore del libro "L'AMBRE, MIEL DE FORTUNE ET MEMOIRE DE VIE" (2004), dà notizia del ritrovamento di un nuovo Criside incluso in ambra. Il ritrovamento di questo tipo di insetti è estremamente raro e sono note solamente poche specie. La foto che ho postato è poco chiara, ma comunque lascia intravedere alcuni caratteri morfologici notevoli, come la grande spina metetoracia e il rigonfiamento apicale dei segmenti addominali. :shock: Un Genere nuovo? Proverò a scrivere all'autore per avere fotografie più dettagliate...
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Re: Chrysidid in amber | Criside in ambra

Postby Villu » 15 Mar 2011 12:07

Hi!

To me it looks like a member of the Chrysis lincea species group, also referred as the genus Pyria. In fact it looks like Chrysis gheudei Guérin, 1842, even the spot at the side of second metasomal tergum is visible in this photo cropped from the compilation of photos from this web page:
http://ambre.jaune.free.fr/page7.html
You can check out the Chrysis gheudei here:
http://www.hymis.de/images002/4507_Chry ... 00x534.jpg
After all both (Chrysis gheudei and the specimen in amber) come from Madagascar.
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Re: Chrysidid in amber | Criside in ambra

Postby Villu » 15 Mar 2011 12:44

More

I just add more photos of the other chrysidids in amber, enjoy!
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Another specimen similar with previous one. This was sold on eBay some time ago. Also found from Dominican republic (Bucara amber mine).
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