Praestochrysis megerlei (Dahlbom, 1854)

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Praestochrysis megerlei (Dahlbom, 1854)

Praestochrysis megerlei (Dahlbom, 1854)
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Chorology: European
Chorology: European
Italian distribution of Praestochrysis megerlei
Italian distribution








Systematic position of Praestochrysis megerlei (Dahlbom, 1854)

Subfamily & Tribe Chrysidinae (Chrysidini) Size (mm)
Size (mm):
 
Genus & species Praestochrysis megerlei (Dahlbom, 1854)
Species group  
Original combination  
Type series  
Original description Mediocris 2½ lin. decimal. long. viridi-cyanea, abdominis segmentis dosalibus 1:mo 2:doque aureis, 3:tio cyaneo dentibus apicalibus robustis spinoides.

Chrysis analis Megerl. secundum Typum ab. III. Spinola communicatum (non Chrysis analis Spin. Ins. Lig. quam sub no. 146 descripsimus).

Habitat ad Veronam, a D. Conti detecta; Mus. Spinolae.
Observ. Statura et magnitudo fere Chrysidis analis Spin., ab hac vero mox dignoscitur segmenti abdominis 3:tii margine apicali distincte 5-dentato.

Corpus robustum obtusum pubescens confertim punctatum. Caput rotundato-triangulum cyaneum antice virescens. Cavitas facialis mediocris subrectangularis non profunda, superne transverse distincte marginata: margine utrinque decurvo (; antennae in specimine nobis communicato mutilatae); clypeus brevissimus transversus, ad centrum marginis apicalis breviter et modice arcuato-emarginatus, disco nonnihil gibbus; reliquae partes oris nigro-piceae. Thorax subbrevis crassus subquadratus confertim crasse punctatus cyaneus; pronoti pars postica, dorsuli areae laterales, scutellum, metanoti margines et latera atque mesopleurae viridi-irrorata; dorsuli area media purpurascenti-violacea; metanoti anguli postico-laterales robusti lati triangulares; sternum et pedes viridi-cyanei tarsis fuscis; alae sordide hyalinae, venis firmibus brunneis, cellula radiali lanceolata apice anguste aperta.
Abdomen robustum subovatum, basi transversum, capite thoraceque simul sumtis brevius, dorso sat convexum crebre modice punctatum nitidum; segmenta l.-mum et 2:dum aurea, hujus margo basalis nigro-aeneus; segmentum 3:tium valde convexo-declive totum cyaneum et confertissime punctatum punctis mediocribus; series ante-apicalis profunda sub margine convexiusculo regionis anticae partim abscondita, foveolis profundis paucis nigro-aeneis, hinc inde confluentibus et tunc transversis linearibus; margo apicalis brevissimus punctulatus, dentibus 5 spinoideis aequalibus in lineam lenissime curvam sitis, emarginaturis mediocribus modice arcuatis, invicem latitudine et profunditate subaequalibus. Venter nitidissimus subtilissime punctulatus, pubescens, planus (nec fornicatus), viridi-cyaneus, segmentorum marginibus et basalibus et lateralibus et apicalibus aut nigricantibus aut nigro-brunneis.
Synonyms and subspecies euchroma (Mocs.)
Systematic notes  

Geographic distribution of Praestochrysis megerlei (Dahlbom, 1854)

World distribution

Type locality Italy (Verona)
Kimsey & Bohart Palaearctic: France, Italy, Yugoslavia, Hungary
Linsenmaier S France, N Italy, Dalmatia, S Hungary
Other Authors Europe
Chorology European
Distribution notes  

Geographic distribution of Praestochrysis megerlei (Dahlbom, 1854)

Italian distribution according to the Checklist of the species of the Italian Fauna

Macroregion North (N): South (S): Sicily (Si): Sardinia (Sa):
Endemic

Italian distribution by Administrative Region (Personal evidences, Literature records and other sources)

Adm. Region Literature records FEI records Personal records
Piemonte|Piedmont Mocsáry, 1889; Strumia, 2005;
Valle d Aosta|Aosta V.
Lombardia|Lombardy
Trentino Alto Adige
Veneto Dahlbom, 1854; Casolari & Casolari, 1980; Strumia, 2005;
Friuli V.G.
Liguria Mantero, 1899; Invrea, 1922; Rosa, 2005a; Strumia, 2005;
Emilia Romagna Strumia, 1990, 2005;
Toscana|Tuscany Buysson, 1891; Strumia, 1990;
Umbria
Marche
Lazio Lepri, 1911;
Abruzzo
Molise
Campania
Puglia|Apulia Strumia, 2005;
Basilicata
Calabria
Sicilia|Sicily
Sardegna|Sardinia
Distribution notes

Biology of Praestochrysis megerlei (Dahlbom, 1854)

Known Hosts

Polyphagous
Tenthredinidae  
Vespidae  
Eumenidae  
Masaridae  
Sphecidae
Apidae  
Colletidae  
Halictidae  
Megachilidae  
Anthophoridae  
Lepidoptera   Apoda limacodes (Hufnagel, 1766) (Lepidoptera Limacodidae) view
Notes on Hosts

Known Habitat

Habitat  
Plants for rest/refuge old poles and soil (Invrea, 1922)
Parasites  
Biological notes  

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Agnoli G.L. & Rosa P. (2020) Praestochrysis megerlei (Dahlbom, 1854), in: Chrysis.net website. Interim version 07 August 2020, URL: https://www.chrysis.net/database-of-the-italian-chrysididae/species/?rif=Praestochrysis_megerlei.