Chrysis elegans Lepeletier, 1806


Database of the Italian Chrysididae

Chrysis elegans Lepeletier, 1806

Chrysis elegans Lepeletier, 1806
Chorology: S-European
Chorology: S-European
Italian distribution of Chrysis elegans
Italian distribution

Systematic position of Chrysis elegans Lepeletier, 1806

Subfamily & Tribe Chrysidinae (Chrysidini) Size (mm)
Size (mm):
Genus & species Chrysis elegans Lepeletier, 1806
Species group elegans
Original combination Chrysis elegans Lepeletier, 1806
Type series Typus ♂ (Mus.: lost)
Original description C. capite caeruleo, thorace suprà aureo. Tête d'un vert bleuâtre. Sommet, yeux et antennes noirs. Corcelet doré en dessus, d'un vert bleuâtre en dessous, et sous l'écusson: celui-ci vert. Abdomen doré. Pieds d'un vert bleuâtre. Ailes transparentes.
Femelle. Je ne sais de quel pays elle est.
Synonyms and subspecies  
Systematic notes  

Geographic distribution of Chrysis elegans Lepeletier, 1806

World distribution

Type locality unknown
Kimsey & Bohart Palaearctic: S Europe (Greece), Middle East
Linsenmaier Spain, S France, Italy, Sicily, Greece, Zante, Corfu
Other Authors Mediterranean area
Chorology S-European
Distribution notes  

Geographic distribution of Chrysis elegans Lepeletier, 1806

Italian distribution according to the Checklist of the species of the Italian Fauna

Macroregion North (N): South (S): Sicily (Si): Sardinia (Sa):

Italian distribution by Administrative Region (Personal evidences, Literature records and other sources)

Adm. Region Literature records FEI records Personal records
Piemonte|Piedmont Gribodo, 1874;
Valle d Aosta|Aosta V.
Trentino Alto Adige Cobelli, 1903;
Friuli V.G. Kusdas, 1958;
Liguria Mantero, 1899; Invrea, 1922a; Rosa, 2005a; Strumia, 2005;
Emilia Romagna
Toscana|Tuscany Piccioli, 1884; Strumia, 2005;
Lazio Lepri, 1910; Grandi, 1934, 1954; Strumia, 1996, 2005; Rosa, 2005a;
Abruzzo Rosa, 2004;
Molise Strumia, 2005;
Campania Rosa, 2005a;
Puglia|Apulia Strumia, 2005;
Calabria Costa, 1863, 1882; Mocsáry, 1889; Invrea, 1933, 1941c; Rosa, 2005a;
Sicilia|Sicily Sichel, 1860; De Stefani, 1888; Mocsáry, 1889; Linsenmaier, 1959; Casolari & Casolari, 1980; Strumia, 2005;
Sardegna|Sardinia Perraudin, 1978;
Distribution notes

Biology of Chrysis elegans Lepeletier, 1806

Known Hosts

Eumenidae   Odynerus (Linsenmaier, 1968)
Sphecidae Gorytes (Linsenmaier, 1968)
Megachilidae   Osmia cristata (Berland & Bernard, 1938), Osmia cristata Fon. (Linsenmaier, 1959)
Notes on Hosts

Known Habitat

Plants for rest/refuge Daucus carota L. (Invrea, 1922)
Biological notes  

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