Chrysis splendidula Rossi, 1790


Database of the Italian Chrysididae

Chrysis splendidula Rossi, 1790

Chrysis splendidula Rossi, 1790
Chorology: Turano-European
Chorology: Turano-European
Italian distribution of Chrysis splendidula
Italian distribution

Systematic position of Chrysis splendidula Rossi, 1790

Subfamily & Tribe Chrysidinae (Chrysidini) Size (mm)
Size (mm):
Genus & species Chrysis splendidula Rossi, 1790
Species group splendidula s.str.
Original combination Chrysis splendidula Rossi, 1790
Type series Syntypi (Mus.: Berlin)
Original description Glabra, nitida thorace viridi coeruleo, abdomine aureo-rubro, ano coeruleo, quadridentato.
Facie simillima C. Ignitae, sed paulo minor, & angustior. Differ a C. Ignita tantum ultimis duobus segmentis coeruleis uti in C. Calens. Subtus tota coerulea. Antenne, oculi, plantae nigrae. Captae duae in horto.
Synonyms and subspecies cyanopyga Dhlb., dominula Ab.
Systematic notes  

Geographic distribution of Chrysis splendidula Rossi, 1790

World distribution

Type locality Italy
Kimsey & Bohart Palaearctic: S Europe (Italy: Toscana), Turkey, S URSS, N Africa
Linsenmaier CS Europe
Other Authors cyanopyga: Europe; splendidula: Mediterranean area. Malta (Strumia, 1981)
Chorology Turano-European
Distribution notes  

Geographic distribution of Chrysis splendidula Rossi, 1790

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 Spinola, 1806; Invrea, 1922 (as Chrysis cyanopyga on Daucus); Rosa, 2002c; Strumia, 2005;
Valle d Aosta|Aosta V. Rosa, 2002c, 2005a, 2006a;
Lombardia|Lombardy Rosa, 2005a;
Trentino Alto Adige Dalla Torre & Kohl, 1879; Cobelli, 1903;
Veneto Strumia, 2005;
Friuli V.G. Graffe, 1895 (as Chrysis cyanopyga on Umbrellifers); Kusdas, 1958; Kusdas & Thurner, 1958;
Liguria Mantero, 1899, 1908; Invrea, 1920 (as Chrysis cyanopyga; in dried branch of Centranthus), 1922; Rosa, 2005a (on Daucus carota, Centranthus ruber); Strumia, 2005;
Emilia Romagna Grandi, 1931; Grandi, 1954; Zangheri, 1969; Rosa, 2005a, 2005b; Strumia, 2005;
Toscana|Tuscany Rossi, 1790; Contarini, 1843; Mantero, 1905 (as Chrysis cyanopyga); Grandi, 1930 (as Chrysis cyanopyga), 1934, 1954; Strumia, 1990, 1995 (ypt), 2002, 2005; Rosa, 2005a
Umbria Strumia, 2005;
Lazio Lepri, 1910 (as Chrysis cyanopyga); Grandi, 1934; Rosa, 2005a; Strumia, 2005;
Abruzzo Rosa, 2004, 2005a;
Campania 10.VIII.2012 - ITALIA - Campania - SA, S.Angelo a Fasanella - dintorni, leg.F. Izzillo
Puglia|Apulia Grandi, 1956, Strumia, 2005;
Basilicata Strumia, 2005;
Calabria Invrea, 1933 (as Chrysis cyanopyga); Rosa, 2005a (on Tamarix with aphids;
Sicilia|Sicily De Stefani, 1888 (as Chrysis cyanopyga), 1894; Mocsáry, 1889; De Stefani, 1894; Erlandsson, 1972; Strumia, 2005;
Sardegna|Sardinia Mocsáry, 1889; Invrea, 1952; Erlandsson, 1972; Rosa, 2004; Strumia, 2005;
Distribution notes

Biology of Chrysis splendidula Rossi, 1790

Known Hosts

Eumenidae   Eumenes pomiformis, Odynerus laevipes, O. bifasciatus (Berland & Bernard, 1938), Odynerus (Linsenmaier, 1969)
Sphecidae Crabroninae (Linsenmaier, 1969)
Megachilidae   ?Anthidium (Berland & Bernard, 1938), Osmia, Anthidium (Linsenmaier, 1969)
Notes on Hosts

Known Habitat

Plants for rest/refuge Umbrellifers (Graffe, 1895); Peach infested by Aphids (Invrea, 1920), Daucus, Foeniculum piperitum, Inula infestata, Quercus robur (Invrea, 1922); in Rubus and Centranthus (Invrea, 1920)
Biological notes  

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