Chrysis ruddii Shuckart, 1837


Database of the Italian Chrysididae

Chrysis ruddii Shuckart, 1837

Chrysis ruddii Shuckart, 1837
Chorology: European
Chorology: European
Italian distribution of Chrysis ruddii
Italian distribution

Posizione sistematica di Chrysis ruddii Shuckart, 1837

Sottofamiglia & Tribù Chrysidinae (Chrysidini) Size (mm)
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Genere & specie Chrysis ruddii Shuckart, 1837
Gruppo di specie ignita
Combinazione originale Chrysis ruddii Shuckard, 1837
Serie tipica Syntypi (Mus.: ?)
Descrizione originale Head, first and second joints of the antennae, and legs, excepting the tarsi, of a rich green or blue, more or less splashed with gold; the collar and scutellum more or less cupreus; the tarsi and flagellum of the antennae black: the abdomen of a rich carmine pink, opaque, and occasionally with a golden glow, very densely and minutely punctured with a slight longitudinal carina along the centre, becoming obsolete on the third segment: the terminal teeth approximating to Var. 2 of Chry. ignita. Length 4-5 lines.

It will be expected that I should give my reasons for considering this, which has the same distribution of colour as all the varieties of the C. ignita, a distinct species, and why I treat those merely as varieties. I may refer to my observations under that species for some reasons; others are, the minutely punctured abdomen, its invariably carmine pink colour, and the coppery refulgence, always in some degree present, of the prothorax and scutellum. I have much pleasure in dedicating this elegant species to my kind friend the Rev. G.T. Rudd, he having first attracted my attention to it by some splendid specimens from the New Forest. His claims upon entomologists for his discoveries in the obscure families of the Staphylinidae and of the Ichneumones adsciti, justify also a departure from the rigid rules of scientific nomenclature, which are but too frequently sinned against to record merely a private friendship. This species has occurred near London, and in the New Forest, Hampshire.
Sinonimi e sottospecie auripes Wesm., comosa Haupt
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Distribuzione geografica di Chrysis ruddii Shuckart, 1837

Distribuzione mondiale

Località tipica Britain (London and Hampshire)
Kimsey & Bohart Palaearctic: Europe (Britain)
Linsenmaier Europe, Alps, Anatolia
Altri Autori Mediterranean area
Corologia European
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Distribuzione geografica di Chrysis ruddii Shuckart, 1837

Distribuzione italiana secondo la Checklist delle specie della Fauna italiana

Macroregione Nord (N): Sud (S): Sicilia (Si): Sardegna (Sa):

Distribuzione italiana per regione amministrativa (Record bibliografici, evidenze personali e altre fonti)

Regione amministrativa Record bibliografici Record FEI Record personali
Piemonte Invrea, 1941 (over 2,000 mts); Rosa, 2005a;
Valle d Aosta Invrea, 1941; Rosa, 2002c, 2005a, 2006a; Strumia, 2005;
Lombardia Mocsáry, 1889; Invrea, 1941; Rosa, 2005a;
Trentino Alto Adige Cobelli, 1903, 1910; Invrea, 1941; Marcuzzi, 1956; Bonelli, 1970; Rosa, 2005a;
Friuli V.G. Kusdas & Thurner, 1958;
Liguria Mantero, 1899; Invrea, 1941; Rosa, 2005;
Emilia Romagna
Toscana Invrea, 1941; Strumia, 2003, 2005;
Marche Invrea, 1941;
Sicilia De Stefani, 1888;
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Biologia di Chrysis ruddii Shuckart, 1837

Ospiti conosciuti

Eumenidae   Eumenes unguiculata, E. coarctata, E. infundibuliformis, Ancistrocerus parietum, A. oviventris, A. trinauriae, Odynerus spinipes, O. reniformis (Berland & Bernard, 1938), Ancistrocerus oviventris (Witt, 1998)
Megachilidae   Osmia adunca, O. caementaria, O. spinolae, ?Anthidium (Berland & Bernard, 1938), Osmia ravouxi Pér. (Petit, 1970)
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Habitat conosciuto

Habitat over 2,000 mts (Invrea, 1941)
Piante per posa/rifugio  
Parassiti noti  
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Agnoli G.L. & Rosa P. (2020) Chrysis ruddii Shuckart, 1837, in: website. Interim version 29 September 2020, URL: