Pseudomalus pusillus (Fabricius, 1804)


Database of the Italian Chrysididae

Pseudomalus pusillus (Fabricius, 1804)

Pseudomalus pusillus (Fabricius, 1804)
Chorology: Turano-European
Chorology: Turano-European
Italian distribution of Pseudomalus pusillus
Italian distribution

Systematic position of Pseudomalus pusillus (Fabricius, 1804)

Subfamily & Tribe Chrysidinae (Elampini) Size (mm)
Size (mm):
Genus & species Pseudomalus pusillus (Fabricius, 1804)
Species group  
Original combination Chrysis pusilla Fabricius, 1804
Type series Holotype (Mus.: Copenhagen)
Original description C. viridis nitida, antennis nigris, alis apice fuscis.
Habitat in Austria Mus. Dom. de Megerle.
Omnino distincta a C. aenea duplo minor. Corpus totum viride, nitidum antennis solis nigris. Alae basi albae, apice nigrae.
Synonyms and subspecies schmiedeknechti Mocs.
Systematic notes  

Geographic distribution of Pseudomalus pusillus (Fabricius, 1804)

World distribution

Type locality Austria
Kimsey & Bohart Palaearctic: Europe (Austria), S URSS, Egypt
Linsenmaier Europe, W Asia, Anatolia, Egypt
Other Authors Europe, W Asia
Chorology Turano-European
Distribution notes  

Geographic distribution of Pseudomalus pusillus (Fabricius, 1804)

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 Mantero, 1899 (as Ellampus; in dry branches of Rubus fruticosus); Pagliano & Scaramozzino, 1999; Rosa, 2002c, 2005a; Strumia, 2005;
Valle d Aosta|Aosta V. Rosa, 2002c, 2005a; 2006a;
Lombardia|Lombardy Rosa, 2002a, 2002b, 2005a; Strumia, 2005;
Trentino Alto Adige
Veneto Rosa, 2005a;
Friuli V.G. Kusdas & Thurner, 1955 (as Omalus); Strumia, 2005;
Liguria Mantero, 1908 (as Ellampus); Strumia, 2005;
Emilia Romagna Grandi, 1927 (as Ellampus), 1954 (as Ellampus); Roberti, Frilli & Pizzaghi, 1965 (as Omalus); Zangheri, 1969 (as Ellampus pusillus schmiedeknechti); Rosa, 2005a, 2005b, 2006b; Strumia, 2005;
Toscana|Tuscany Strumia, 1990 (as Omalus), 2005; Rosa, 2005a;
Umbria Rosa, 2005a;
Lazio Strumia, 2005;
Abruzzo Grandi, 1957 (as Ellampus); Pagliano & Scaramozzino, 1999; Rosa, 2005a;
Campania Strumia, 2005;
Basilicata Strumia, 2005;
Sicilia|Sicily De Stefani, 1888 (as Ellampus); Mocsáry, 1889 (as Ellampus); Bishoff, 1910 (as Ellampus);
Sardegna|Sardinia Rosa, 2005a;
Distribution notes

Biology of Pseudomalus pusillus (Fabricius, 1804)

Known Hosts

Sphecidae Trypoxylon figulus, T. clavicerum, T. attenuatum (Berland & Bernard, 1938), Trypoxylon (Linsenmaier, 1969)
Notes on Hosts

Known Habitat

Plants for rest/refuge dry branches of Rubus fruticosus (Mantero, 1899)
Parasites Diomorus kollari Frst. (Chalcidoidea: Torymidae) (Berland & Bernard, 1938)
Biological notes  

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