Chrysis sexdentata Christ, 1791


Database of the Italian Chrysididae

Chrysis sexdentata Christ, 1791

Chrysis sexdentata Christ, 1791
Chorology: Europeo-Mediterranean
Chorology: Europeo-Mediterranean
Italian distribution of Chrysis sexdentata
Italian distribution

Systematic position of Chrysis sexdentata Christ, 1791

Subfamily & Tribe Chrysidinae (Chrysidini) Size (mm)
Size (mm):
Genus & species Chrysis sexdentata Christ, 1791
Species group smaragdula-sexdentata
Original combination Chrysis sexdentata Christ, 1791
Type series Typus ? (Mus.: lost)
Original description Die ist von mitlerer Grösse. Kopf und Brustschild sind rötlich blau: der Hinterleib grünglanzend, von drei Ringen, deren lezterer sechs Zäne hat. Wont in Deutschland.
Synonyms and subspecies micans R., similis Lep., synonym of variegata Ol. in Kimsey & Bohart (1990)
Systematic notes  

Geographic distribution of Chrysis sexdentata Christ, 1791

World distribution

Type locality Germany
Kimsey & Bohart Palaearctic: Europe, W Asia, N Africa
Linsenmaier CS Europe, W Asia, N Africa, Crete
Other Authors Palaearctic Region
Chorology Europeo-Mediterranean
Distribution notes  

Geographic distribution of Chrysis sexdentata Christ, 1791

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 Rosa, 2005a (on Daucus carota flowers);
Valle d Aosta|Aosta V.
Trentino Alto Adige Cobelli, 1903, 1910 (as Chrysis micans);
Veneto Invrea, 1941b;
Friuli V.G. Graffe, 1895 (on Euphorbia); Kusdas, 1958; Kusdas & Thurner, 1958; Strumia, 2005;
Liguria Mantero, 1899 (as Chrysis micans), 1905; Strumia, 2005;
Emilia Romagna Strumia, 2005;
Toscana|Tuscany Rossi, 1792 (as Chrysis micans); Mantero, 1905; Grandi, 1934, 1937 (as Chrysis micans); Strumia, 2002, 2005; Rosa, 2005a, 2006b;
Lazio Lepri, 1910 (as Chrysis micans); Grandi, 1934, 1954; Strumia, 1990, 2005; Rosa, 2005;
Puglia|Apulia 24.VI.2011 - ITALIA - Puglia - LE, San Cataldo, leg.M. Bollino
Basilicata Strumia, 2005;
Calabria Invrea, 1933 (as Chrysis micans), 1941c; Rosa, 2005a; Strumia, 2005;
Sicilia|Sicily De Stefani, 1888; Mocsáry, 1889; Buysson, 1890; Casolari & Casolari, 1980 (as Chrysis micans); Strumia, 2005;
Sardegna|Sardinia Costa, 1883 (as Chrysis micans); Mocsáry, 1889; Mantero, 1905; Invrea, 1952; Rosa, 2004, 2005a; Strumia, 2005;
Distribution notes

Biology of Chrysis sexdentata Christ, 1791

Known Hosts

Eumenidae   Odynerus parietum (Berland & Bernard, 1938), Odynerus (Linsenmaier, 1969)
Sphecidae Cerceris arenaria (Berland & Bernard, 1938), Cerceris (Linsenmaier, 1969)
Megachilidae   Osmia adunca, O. aenea, O. panzeri, Chalicodoma sicula (Berland & Bernard, 1938), Chalicodoma sicula R. (Invrea, 1941), Osmia, Chalicodoma (Linsenmaier, 1969)
Notes on Hosts

Known Habitat

Plants for rest/refuge Euphorbia (Graffe, 1895); Euphorbia (Schmidt, 1977)
Biological notes  

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