Hedychridium ardens (Coquebert, 1801)


Database of the Italian Chrysididae

Hedychridium ardens (Coquebert, 1801)

Hedychridium ardens (Coquebert, 1801)
Chorology: Central-European
Chorology: Central-European
Italian distribution of Hedychridium ardens
Italian distribution

Systematic position of Hedychridium ardens (Coquebert, 1801)

Subfamily & Tribe Chrysidinae (Elampini) Size (mm)
Size (mm):
Genus & species Hedychridium ardens (Coquebert, 1801)
Species group ardens
Original combination Chrysis ardens Coquebert, 1801
Type series Holotype (Mus.: Paris)
Original description Chrysis aureo-purpurea, nitida; thorace postice cyaneo; ano integro. Dom. Latreille.
Habitat Burdigalae, à Dom. Dargelas communicatus D. Latr.
Statura C. lucidulae. Corpus supra aureo-purpureum, nitidum, sparsim subpubescens, punctatum. Antennae nigrae, articulo primo viridi-aureo. Frons cyanea, viridi aureo superne marginata. Thorax margine antico viridi-aureo, postice lateribusque sub alis cyaneis, punctis duobus late excavatis ad apicem. Alae fuscae, nervis nigricantibus, margine postico fasciis viridibus purpureisque alternis; anticae linea hyalina, apice bifida. Abdomen supra in medio magis purpurascens, infra nigricans. Pectus coerulescens. Pedes femoribus viridi coeruleis, tibiis cupreis, plantis fuscis. D. Latr.
Synonyms and subspecies Chrysis ardens, 1801: 59. Holotypus ♀, France (Paris?).
Hedychrum minutum Lepeletier, 1806: 122. Lectotypus ♀ (Kimsey, 1986), France (Paris).
Hedychrum carinulatum Schenck, 1861: 178. Syntypi, Germany (Frankfurt?).
Hedychrum minutum var. viridimarginale Buysson (in André), 1893: 198. Syntypi ♂ and ♀, France (Paris).
Hedychrum minutum var. cinctum Buysson (in André), 1893: 199. Syntypi ♂ and ♀, France (Paris)
Systematic notes  

Geographic distribution of Hedychridium ardens (Coquebert, 1801)

World distribution

Type locality France (Bordeaux)
Kimsey & Bohart Palaearctic: Europe (France), N Africa, Middle East, (Mongolia)
Linsenmaier Europe, N Africa, Palestine
Other Authors Palaearctic Region
Chorology Central-European
Distribution notes The distribution of ardens (Coq.) is Central-European, probably up to Siberia. All the other southern-European distribution data are referrable to different species, i.e. jucundum Mocs.

Geographic distribution of Hedychridium ardens (Coquebert, 1801)

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 (on flowers of Sedum acre L.); Strumia, 2005;
Valle d Aosta|Aosta V. Rosa, 2002c;
Trentino Alto Adige Strumia, 2005;
Friuli V.G. Kusdas, 1958;
Liguria Mantero, 1899;
Emilia Romagna Grandi, 1927 (as Hedychridium minutum), 1931 (as Hedychridium minutum), 1954; Zangheri, 1969; Strumia, 2005;
Toscana|Tuscany Mantero, 1905 (as Hedychridium minutum); Grandi, 1936 (as Hedychridium minutum); Strumia, 2002;
Lazio Strumia, 2005;
Abruzzo Strumia, 2005;
Sicilia|Sicily De Stefani, 1888 (as Hedychrum); Trautmann, 1922; Strumia, 2005;
Sardegna|Sardinia Mantero, 1906 (as Hedychridium minutum); Strumia, 2005;
Distribution notes Mostly of the historical records need a confirmation. The real distribution of ardens (Coq.) in Italy is limited to the Alpine arc.

Biology of Hedychridium ardens (Coquebert, 1801)

Known Hosts

Eumenidae   Odynerus sinuatus (Berland & Bernard, 1938)
Sphecidae Oxybelus elegantulus and bipunctatus, Tachysphex nitidus (Berland & Bernard, 1938), Oxybelus, Tachysphex (Linsenmaier, 1969), probable Tachysphex pompiliformis (Pz.) and T. nitidus (Spin.) (Else, 1973), Tachysphex pompiliformis, T. nitidus species group, Oxybelus bipunctatus (Witt, 1998)
Halictidae  Halictus curtus (Berland & Bernard, 1938), Halictus (Linsenmaier, 1969)
Notes on Hosts

Known Habitat

Habitat max. altitude: high mountain 2000 mts (Berland & Bernard, 1938); Alpine arc.; sandy soils (Invrea, 1920)
Plants for rest/refuge flowers of Echinophora spinosa, Daucus carota (Invrea, 1920), Sedum acre L. (Invrea, 1922), Euphorbia paralias, Mentha rotundifolia (Invrea, 1922), Crepis (Betts, 1986); in Centranthus ruber D.C. (Invrea, 1920);
Biological notes  

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Agnoli G.L. & Rosa P. (2020) Hedychridium ardens (Coquebert, 1801), in: Chrysis.net website. Interim version 14 August 2020, URL: https://www.chrysis.net/database-of-the-italian-chrysididae/species/?rif=Hedychridium_ardens.