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Una nuova sottospecie sarda di Parnopes grandior (Pallas, 1771) (Hymenoptera Chrysididae)
Boll. Soc. ent. ital., Genova, 127 (1): 49-52, 30.6.1995
by Gian Luca Agnoli
reported in the Zoological Record Volume 132 as: Subsp. nov.
occurrence: Parnopes grandior linsenmaieri
ABSTRACT: A new subspecies of Parnopes grandior (Pallas, 1771) from Sardinia (Hymenoptera Chrysididae). Parnopes (s.str.) grandior linsenmaieri n.ssp. from Sardinia (Italia) is described, as a geographical subspecies. Like P. unicolor Grib. the n.ssp. hasn’t any metallic coloration on the gaster. Compared to typical form, linsenmaieri n.ssp. has another chromatic-morphologic differences, but not so considerable to establish a new species. Typical Parnopes grandior (Pall.) is not present on the isle, where endemic linsenmaieri n.ssp. takes the place of typical grandior. Bembix geneana Costa seems to be the probable host of linsenmaieri n.ssp.
The Author plans to elevate the subspecies linsenmaieri to the species rank as a new statement.
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Agnoli G.L. & Rosa P. (2023) Parnopes grandior linsenmaieri Agnoli, 1995, in: Chrysis.net website. Interim version 31 March 2023, URL: https://www.chrysis.net/about/parnopes-grandior-linsenmaieri-agnoli-1995/.