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Chrysis terminata - Germany

Postby Paul » 06 Mar 2018 18:11

Hi folks,
hope you are well ?! :) Or do you still hibernate...? ;)
Yesterday I was out the first time after some very cold days.
I took my Cam for searching very small beetles and training
taking pictures after several month. I didn't expect any cuckoo-wasp
and was very surprised to see the first one at this date after these
cold days. I watched her (a C.terminata-Lady) a while and she was
only cleaning herself and flying a little bit around. She didn't prospect
anywhere and after a while she went to a hole, turned her back and
dissapeared. The hole was the same one I had seen the last C.terminata
slipping in last November. I compared the pics: the same animal!
The season can start...
All the best Paul

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Re: New season

Postby Alex » 14 Mar 2018 19:56

Cool to find the same specimen a winter later! The lighting in this years shot is really good!
Wish the weather here was similar, feels like the cold will never loosen its grip...
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Re: New season

Postby Euchroeus » 15 Mar 2018 00:12

Hi Paul!

Super :wohow:

Spring is finally coming!

In Italy some species of the C. ignita group are known to be ready in March and even before.
If you read in Linsenmaier 1959 is written that females of C. terminata (C. ignita A) are usually found in spring. Also in Central Europe.

Please go on with your research and your super pictures! :beer:

Cheers
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Re: New season

Postby Paul » 15 Mar 2018 11:01

Hi,

@ Alex: hmm, since I saw this animal it didn't come out again cause it was too cold.
For the next week very cold days are promised. So, if this becomes true, we
also have to wait again for some weeks. But: in my opinion this is better as it
happend last year. The spring was in full swing and then some arctic days arrived.
Many insects didn't survive and we couldn't collect any fruits in autumn. I didn't see
half the specimen I saw the year before.

@ Paolo: of cause, C. terminata to me is normally the very first species I meet in the outback.
But I think C. trimaculata arrives nearly at the same time. These are fresh animals.
My first date with them was also in march. On the beginning of April I saw the first
C. cuprea. Also in the mid of April I dated the first C. longula, the first C.dichroa and
few days later the first Pseudochrysis neglecta. All others didn't arrive before May.
Early C.terminata are always females so I think that they hibernate with fertilized eggs.

To all of you a very good and successful season! :)
All the best
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Re: New season

Postby Equestris » 14 Apr 2018 08:10

Hi Paul,

the last week I was firstly this year visited my place where I saw Chrysura dichroa (27 ex.) and trimaculata (5ex).
About Chrysura cuprea, the firstly exemplare I did not see it before the end of April.
Is fantastic that the seosen is started! :beer:
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Re: New season

Postby Paul » 19 Apr 2018 09:02

Hi Lukas,
ah, nice, Do you have pics?
My first C. cuprea dat was the 12.04. 2014. Unfortunately the last two years I didn't see any specimen
in that location. Last year I also didn't see any C. dichroa there, but that season was very special because
of very cold days in April. In autumn we couldn't collect any fruits. For the farmers it was horrible.
Hope this season is getting better!
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Re: New season

Postby Equestris » 25 Apr 2018 21:22

Hi Paul,

from this year, I have not new pics about Chrysura. This photos is from the last year.
But I was there last week and I saw Ch.trimaculata 2ex, Ch.dichroa - more more ex and firstly Ch.cuprea...
And the afternoon i was visited the next place and I catched some Chrysis terminata. So for this moment I saw 4 specimens for this moment. I am happy, the season is here 8-)

When I will be have free time, I must do pics one specimens from this place. The one Chrysura is really interesting. The prabably Chrysura dichroa. But she hase white eyes and very interesting their distribution.

All the best,

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