Parnopes grandior (Pallas, 1771)


Database of the Italian Chrysididae

Parnopes grandior (Pallas, 1771)

Parnopes grandior (Pallas, 1771)
Chorology: Turano-European
Chorology: Turano-European
Italian distribution of Parnopes grandior
Italian distribution

Systematic position of Parnopes grandior (Pallas, 1771)

Subfamily & Tribe Chrysidinae (Parnopini) Size (mm)
Size (mm):
Genus & species Parnopes grandior (Pallas, 1771)
Species group grandior
Original combination Chrysis grandior Pallas, 1771
Type series Holotypus (Mus.: Berlin)
Original description Magnitudo Muscae Carnariae mediocris. Caput thorax et segmentum abdominis primum aureo-viridissima, punctato-scabra: articulus alarum vero testaceus. Abdomen testaceo rubrum, sine nitore, subtus luteum; segmentum terminale subrotundum, marginato-scabrum, ipsoque apices angulo a dorso subcarinato. Thorax pone alas utrinque angulo conico. Scutellum squamula scabra, exstante auctum. Alae fuscae; pedes subtestacei, femoribus tamen sericeo-viridibus. Obs. Circa Samaram.
Synonyms and subspecies carnea (Fabricius, 1775), anomala (Block), episcopalis (Block), doursi (Sieb.)
Systematic notes  

Geographic distribution of Parnopes grandior (Pallas, 1771)

World distribution

Type locality  
Kimsey & Bohart Palaearctic: Europe, N Africa, W URSS c
Linsenmaier CS Europe, Greece, N Africa
Other Authors Eurasia, N Africa. Corsica (Berland & Bernard, 1938)
Chorology Turano-European
Distribution notes  

Geographic distribution of Parnopes grandior (Pallas, 1771)

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; Pagliano & Scaramozzino, 1999; Rosa, 2002, 2005a; Strumia, 2005;
Valle d Aosta|Aosta V. Grandi, 1954; Rosa, 2002c, 2005a, 2006a; Strumia, 2005;
Lombardia|Lombardy Rosa, 2002a, 2002b; Rosa, 2004, 2005a;
Trentino Alto Adige Dalla Torre & Kohl, 1879; Hellrigl, 1996;
Veneto Massalongo, 1896; Giordani Soika, 1932 (as P. carnea); Erlandsson, 1972; Negrisolo, 1995; Pagliano & Scaramozzino, 1999 (Bembix tarsata Latr., B. oculata Panz., B. olivacea F. (Grandi 1927) and B. rostrata (Grandi 1961)); Rosa, 2005a; Strumia, 2005;
Friuli V.G. Ducke, 1901 (on flowers of Scabiosa);
Emilia Romagna Grandi, 1927 (host of Bembix integra Panz., B.oculata Latr. and B.olivacea Cyr.), 1934; Zangheri, 1969; Rosa, 2005a, 2005b, 2006b;
Toscana|Tuscany Rossi, 1790 (as Chrysis carnea); Contarini, 1843 (as P. carnea); Bischoff, 1910; Grandi, 1929, 1936, 1954; Strumia, 1990, 1997 (host of Bembix rostrata (L.)), 2005; Rosa, 2005a; 2006b;
Lazio Lepri, year? (as P. carnea); Grandi, 1954; Strumia, 2005; Rosa, 2006b;
Calabria Costa, 1882 (as P. carnea); Rosa, 2005a;
Sicilia|Sicily De Stefani, 1888; Mocsáry, 1889; Strumia, 2005;
Distribution notes Reported in Sardinia by Invrea (1952), the specimen belongs to Parnopes grandior linsenmaieri Agnoli, 1995

Biology of Parnopes grandior (Pallas, 1771)

Known Hosts

Sphecidae Bembix repanda, B. oculata (Berland & Bernard, 1938); Bembix integra Panz., B.oculata Latr. and B.olivacea Cyr. (Grandi, 1927); Bembix integra, B. olivacea, B. rostrata on sandy soil (Grandi, 1961); Bembix bicolor, B. cinctella (Linsenmaier, 1968); B. tarsata, B. oculata (Pagliano,; Bembix rostrata (L.) (Strumia, 1997); Bembix rostrata (Witt, 1998); Bembix tarsata Latr., B. oculata Panz., B. olivacea F. (Grandi 1927) and B. rostrata (Grandi 1961) (Pagliano & Scaramozzino, 1999)
Notes on Hosts

Known Habitat

Habitat sandy and arid soils (AA.VV.)
Plants for rest/refuge flowers of Scabiosa (Ducke, 1901); Euphorbia (Schmidt, 1977)
Biological notes  

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