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In progress researches: Arthropod community

Ecological study of an arthopod community in an anthropized environment

by G.L. Agnoli - under construction


Philoctetes sculpticollis
Chrysidid Philoctetes sculpticollis (Abeille, 1878), catched by a spider web.

Ichneumonidae Pimplinae

Symmorphus bifasciatus
Eumenid Symmorphus bifasciatus (Linnaeus, 1761) and its nests
from old galleries of Oligomerus ptilinoides (Wollaston, 1854), Coleoptera Anobiidae.

Trypoxylon clavicerum
Sphecid Trypoxylon clavicerum Lep. & Serv., 1825

Psenulus fuscipennis
Sphecid Psenulus fuscipennis (Dahlbom, 1843)

Achaearanea tepidariorum   Achaearanea tepidariorum
Achaearanea tepidariorum (Koch, 1841) with prey Omalus aeneus (Fabricius, 1787) and its egg sac.

Pholcus phalangioides
Pholcus phalangioides
(Fuesslin, 1775) with prey Philoctetes (Chrysellampus) sculpticollis (Abeille, 1878)


SEM Micrographs

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Omalus aeneus in silk sac of Holocnemus (Arachnida). 35X Philoctetes sculpticollis in silk sac, male. 35X Philoctetes sculpticollis: antennal flagellomere in section with the nerval hole
Philoctetes sculpticollis: left anal tooth. 1000X Philoctetes sculpticollis: anal tooth with a thickening. 500X Omalus aeneus: detail of the web. 200X
Philoctetes sculpticollis, male: metathoracic area, black and matte. 150X Philoctetes sculpticollis: metathoracic area at 350X Philoctetes sculpticollis: comparison between the thorax (left) and the compound eye (right) at the same magnification. 350X



For citation purposes
Agnoli G.L. & Rosa P., website, interim version 10-Jan-2010 , URL: