Pseudospinolia neglecta (Shuckard, 1837)


Database of the Italian Chrysididae

Pseudospinolia neglecta (Shuckard, 1837)

Pseudospinolia neglecta (Shuckard, 1837)
Chorology: Sibero-European
Chorology: Sibero-European
Italian distribution of Pseudospinolia neglecta
Italian distribution

Systematic position of Pseudospinolia neglecta (Shuckard, 1837)

Subfamily & Tribe Chrysidinae (Chrysidini) Size (mm)
Size (mm):
Genus & species Pseudospinolia neglecta (Shuckard, 1837)
Species group  
Original combination Chrysis neglecta Shuckard, 1837
Type series Lectotypus ♀ des. by Morgan (1984) (Mus.: London)
Original description Closely punctured; head, thorax, basal joints of the antennae, and legs, excepting the tarsi, which are black, of a dull blue or green, or variously intermingled, and occasionally splashed with gold; wings subfuscous; nervures piceous; abdomen edentate at its extremity, very minutely punctured, of an opaque carmine colour, with a slight longitudinal elevation in the centre of its second segment. (Length, 3-3½ lines.)
This common and very distinct species appears to be undescribed; it may probably have been intermixed, or mistaken on the continent for the Chr. Austriaca, from which it considerably differs, not only in size, (for it is never more than half the size of that species,) but by its open marginal cell, and its very opaque abdomen. In British cabinets and catalogues, it has hitherto stood as the Chr. rufa of Panzer, which, however, is the Hedychrum roseum of Illiger's Rossi. It frequents sandy situations, and is very abundant, with the Chr. bidentata, at Highgate.
Synonyms and subspecies integrella (Dhlb.), thuringiaca (Schmied.), kuthyi (Mocs.), semicuprea (Vier.)
Systematic notes  

Geographic distribution of Pseudospinolia neglecta (Shuckard, 1837)

World distribution

Type locality Britain
Kimsey & Bohart R. Holarctic: Eurasia (Britain), USA, Canada
Linsenmaier Europe, Asia
Other Authors Holarctic Region
Chorology Sibero-European
Distribution notes  

Geographic distribution of Pseudospinolia neglecta (Shuckard, 1837)

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, 1941 (as Pseudochrysis); Rosa, 2005a; Strumia, 2005;
Valle d Aosta|Aosta V. Rosa, 2002c, 2005a, 2006a; Strumia, 2005;
Lombardia|Lombardy Frey-Gessner, 1927;
Trentino Alto Adige Dalla Torre & Kohl, 1879;
Friuli V.G.
Emilia Romagna Grandi, 1937 (as Pseudochrysis); Invrea, 1941; Strumia ,2005;
Toscana|Tuscany Invrea, 1941 (as Pseudochrysis);
Marche Invrea, 1941 (as Pseudochrysis);
Lazio Invrea, 1955; Strumia, 2005;
Abruzzo Grandi, 1957 (as Pseudochrysis); Strumia, 2005;
Basilicata Strumia, 2005;
Calabria Invrea, 1933 (as Pseudochrysis), 1941c (as Pseudochrysis); Rosa, 2005;
Sicilia|Sicily De Stefani, 1888 (as Chrysis); Strumia, 2005;
Distribution notes

Biology of Pseudospinolia neglecta (Shuckard, 1837)

Known Hosts

Eumenidae   Odynerus spinipes, parietum, reniformis, laevipes (Berland & Bernard, 1938), Odynerus (Grandi, 1951), Odynerus spinipes (L.), O. reniformis (Gmel.) (Linsenmaier, 1959), O. spinipes (L.) (Morgan, 1984)
Megachilidae   Osmia villosa (Berland & Bernard, 1938), Osmia (Grandi, 1951)
Notes on Hosts

Known Habitat

Plants for rest/refuge  
Biological notes  

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