Chrysura candens (Germar, 1817)


Database of the Italian Chrysididae

Chrysura candens (Germar, 1817)

Chrysura candens (Germar, 1817)
Chorology: S-European
Chorology: S-European
Italian distribution of Chrysura candens
Italian distribution

Systematic position of Chrysura candens (Germar, 1817)

Subfamily & Tribe Chrysidinae (Chrysidini) Size (mm)
Size (mm):
Genus & species Chrysura candens (Germar, 1817)
Species group candens
Original combination Chrysis candens Germar, 1817
Type series Holotypus ♀ (Mus.: Berlin)
Original description Chrysis candens (ano integro): corpore coeruleo, capitis vertice, thoracis antico, abdomineque supra aureis.
Von Fiume.

Die Fühler sind schwarz. Die Stirn ist schwarz-blau. Der Mittellappen des Rückenschildes ist schwärzlich. Der Vorderlappen mit dem Seitenlappen haben leuchtenden Goldglanz; Rückenschildchen, Hinterücken, Brust und Beine sind blau. Der Bauch hat, so wie das sehr schmal hervortretende Aftersegment eine schwärzliche ins blaugrüne schillernde Färbung.

Sie hat onhgefähr die Grösse und Gestalt der Chrys. succincta.
Synonyms and subspecies lais (Ab.)
Systematic notes  

Geographic distribution of Chrysura candens (Germar, 1817)

World distribution

Type locality Croatia (Fiume)
Kimsey & Bohart Palaearctic: S Europe (Yugoslavia: Fiume)
Linsenmaier S Europe, from Spain to Greece, Austria, Hungary
Other Authors S Europe
Chorology S-European
Distribution notes  

Geographic distribution of Chrysura candens (Germar, 1817)

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 Invrea, 1922 (as Chrysis lais on flowers of Daucus carota L.); Strumia, 2005;
Valle d Aosta|Aosta V.
Trentino Alto Adige Dalla Torre & Kohl, 1879;
Veneto Rosa, 2005a; Strumia, 2005;
Friuli V.G. Ducke, 1901 (as Chrysis); Kusdas, 1958 (as Chrysis);
Liguria Mantero, 1908 (as Chrysis lais); Invrea, 1920 (as Chrysis); Rosa, 2005a (on Euphorbia, Sedum rupestre); Strumia, 2005;
Emilia Romagna Grandi, 1927 (as Chrysis lais); Rosa, 2005b;
Toscana|Tuscany Rosa, 2005a; Strumia, 2005;
Umbria Grandi, 1954 (as Holochrysis);
Lazio Buysson, 1891; Lepri, 1910 (as Chrysis semicyanea); Strumia, 2005;
Abruzzo Rosa, 2005a;
Campania Strumia, 2005;
Puglia|Apulia De Marzo, 1994 (on Ophrys lutea Cav.); Strumia, 2005;
Basilicata Rosa, 2005a; Strumia, 2005;
Sicilia|Sicily De Stefani, 1888 (as Chrysis lais); Mocsáry, 1889 (as Chrysis); Strumia, 2005;
Sardegna|Sardinia Strumia, 1995;
Distribution notes Sardinia?

Biology of Chrysura candens (Germar, 1817)

Known Hosts

Sphecidae ?Tachysphex nitidus (Berland & Bernard, 1938)
Notes on Hosts

Known Habitat

Plants for rest/refuge Euphorbia dulcis L., E. spinosa L., Sedum rupestre L. (Invrea, 1920); Daucus carota L. (Invrea, 1922);
Biological notes  

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Agnoli G.L. & Rosa P. (2020) Chrysura candens (Germar, 1817), in: website. Interim version 09 August 2020, URL: