Elampus spina (Lepeletier, 1806)


Database of the Italian Chrysididae

Elampus spina (Lepeletier, 1806)

Elampus spina (Lepeletier, 1806)
Chorology: Turano-Europeo-Mediterranean
Chorology: Turano-Europeo-Mediterranean
Italian distribution of Elampus spina
Italian distribution

Systematic position of Elampus spina (Lepeletier, 1806)

Subfamily & Tribe Chrysidinae (Elampini) Size (mm)
Size (mm):
Genus & species Elampus spina (Lepeletier, 1806)
Species group  
Original combination Hedychrum spinus Lepeletier, 1806
Type series Holotypus (Mus.: Paris?)
Original description H. thorace sub scutello valde porrecto. Tête et corcelet d'un vert bleuâtre; jeux et antennes noirs. Corcelet très-prolongé sous l'écusson. Abdomen doré, troisième segment échancré. Pieds d'un vert bleuâtre; tarses pâles. Ailes à peine enfumées. Mâle. De Meudon.
Synonyms and subspecies Notozus frivaldszkyi Förster, 1853: 332. Syntypi, Hungary (Berlin).
Notozus longicornis Tournier, 1889: 185. Holotypus ♂, Switzerland (Mus.?)
Systematic notes  

Geographic distribution of Elampus spina (Lepeletier, 1806)

World distribution

Type locality France
Kimsey & Bohart Palaearctic: S Europe (France), W Asia
Linsenmaier S Europe, W Asia
Other Authors  
Chorology Turano-Europeo-Mediterranean
Distribution notes  

Geographic distribution of Elampus spina (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 Buysson, 1890 (as Notozus productus and as Notozus productus vulgatus), 1891; Rosa, 2005a; Strumia, 2005;
Valle d Aosta|Aosta V.
Lombardia|Lombardy Strumia, 2005;
Trentino Alto Adige Cobelli, 1903 (as Notozus productus), 1910; Bischoff, 1910; Dalla Torre & Kohl, 1879;
Friuli V.G. Graffe, 1895 (as Ellampus frivaldskyi on flowers of Euphorbia); Kusdas, 1958 (as Notozus);
Liguria Invrea, 1921 (as Notozus productus mutans and as Notozus productus vulgatus on flowers of Euphorbia paralias L.), 1922a;
Emilia Romagna Grandi, 1956; Zangheri, 1969 (as Notozus); Rosa, 2005b;
Toscana|Tuscany Piccioli, 1884 (as Elampus productus); De Stefani, 1888; Buysson, 1904 (as Notozus productus); Strumia, 2005;
Lazio Lepri, 1910 (as Notozus productus); Grandi, 1934; Strumia, 2005;
Abruzzo Grandi, 1957 (as Notozus productus); Grandi, 1958 (as Notozus);
Campania Rosa, 2005a;
Calabria Invrea, 1933, 1941c (as Notozus; in synonymy puts productus); Rosa, 2005a;
Sicilia|Sicily De Stefani, 1888 (as Ellampus frivaldskyi on cherry fruits); Trautmann, 1930 (as Notozus); Strumia, 2005;
Sardegna|Sardinia Buysson, 1891; Strumia, 2005;
Distribution notes

Biology of Elampus spina (Lepeletier, 1806)

Known Hosts

Sphecidae (probable) Mimesa bicolor and shuckardi (Berland & Bernard, 1938); Crabroninae (Linsenmaier, 1969)
Notes on Hosts

Known Habitat

Plants for rest/refuge cherry fruits (De Stefani, 1888); flowers of Euphorbia (Graffe, 1895); flowers of Euphorbia paralias L. (Invrea, 1921)
Biological notes  

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Agnoli G.L. & Rosa P. (2020) Elampus spina (Lepeletier, 1806), in: Chrysis.net website. Interim version 12 August 2020, URL: https://www.chrysis.net/database-of-the-italian-chrysididae/species/?rif=Elampus_spina.