Pseudomalus violaceus (Scopoli, 1763)

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Pseudomalus violaceus (Scopoli, 1763)

Pseudomalus violaceus (Scopoli, 1763)
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Chorology: Palearctic
Chorology: Palearctic
Italian distribution of Pseudomalus violaceus
Italian distribution








Systematic position of Pseudomalus violaceus (Scopoli, 1763)

Subfamily & Tribe Chrysidinae (Elampini) Size (mm)
Size (mm):
 
Genus & species Pseudomalus violaceus (Scopoli, 1763)
Species group  
Original combination Sphex violacea Scopoli, 1763
Type series Typus (Mus.: lost?)
Original description Long. lin. 2. Diagn.: Tota violacea nitens; abdomine pone rotundato, edentato, subtus virente. Unam cepi, circa Tergestum. Alae apice fuscescentes. Corpus brevius quam priorum.
Synonyms and subspecies micans (Ol.), coerulescens (Lep.), nitidus Pz., praestans Frst.
Systematic notes  

Geographic distribution of Pseudomalus violaceus (Scopoli, 1763)

World distribution

Type locality Italy
Kimsey & Bohart Palaearctic: widespread (Europe)
Linsenmaier Europe, France, Holland, W Asia, Manchuria
Other Authors Europe, W Asia
Chorology Palearctic
Distribution notes  

Geographic distribution of Pseudomalus violaceus (Scopoli, 1763)

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 Rosa, 2005a; Strumia, 2002, 2005;
Valle d Aosta|Aosta V.
Lombardia|Lombardy Strumia, 2002, 2005;
Trentino Alto Adige Hellrigl, 1996;
Veneto
Friuli V.G. Scopoli, 1763; Kusdas & Thurner, 1955 (as Omalus);
Liguria Spinola, 1808 (as Omalus nitidum); Mantero, 1899 (as Ellampus);
Emilia Romagna Rosa, 2005a, 2006b;
Toscana|Tuscany Strumia, 2005;
Umbria
Marche Rosa, 2005a;
Lazio
Abruzzo
Molise
Campania
Puglia|Apulia
Basilicata
Calabria Strumia, 2005;
Sicilia|Sicily De Stefani, 1888 (as Ellampus; from gals by Cynipis kollari Hartig);
Sardegna|Sardinia Strumia, 2005:
Distribution notes

Biology of Pseudomalus violaceus (Scopoli, 1763)

Known Hosts

Polyphagous
Tenthredinidae  
Vespidae  
Eumenidae  
Masaridae  
Sphecidae Trypoxylon attenuatum, Pemphredon lugubris (Berland & Bernard, 1938), Pemphredon lugubris, Passaloecus corniger in galls of Lipara (Morgan, 1984), Pemphredon lugubris (Linsenmaier, 1987)
Apidae  
Colletidae  
Halictidae  
Megachilidae  
Anthophoridae  
Lepidoptera  
Notes on Hosts

Known Habitat

Habitat  
Plants for rest/refuge Rubus (Betts, 1986)
Parasites  
Biological notes from gals of Cynipis kollari Hartig (De Stefani, 1888)

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Agnoli G.L. & Rosa P. (2020) Pseudomalus violaceus (Scopoli, 1763), in: Chrysis.net website. Interim version 15 August 2020, URL: https://www.chrysis.net/database-of-the-italian-chrysididae/species/?rif=Pseudomalus_violaceus.