Hedychridium ardens or similar? N Italy, 27 agosto.

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Hedychridium ardens or similar? N Italy, 27 agosto.

Postby briang » 28 Aug 2020 08:29

Just a couple more ID requests to post. This small chrysidid looked much like Hedychridium ardens that I have seen at home in England. My question is, is it safe to call this H. ardens or are there similar species in the north Apennines (PC)? Seen around grass and other low plants scattered in small areas of sandy soil. Halictids and crabronids (inc Tachysphex cf panzeri) nesting. Very small and greyish at a distance, easy to confuse with tiny flies. Any advice welcome!
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Re: Hedychridium ardens or similar? N Italy, 27 agosto.

Postby Frank_Canon » 28 Aug 2020 13:53

Hello, all my H. ardens specimens have green metallic legs, not yours. So I think it is not ardens..; but wait for another opinion...
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Re: Hedychridium ardens or similar? N Italy, 27 agosto.

Postby briang » 28 Aug 2020 21:53

Hi, thanks for your response. Interesting! I do recall a chrysidid with green metallic legs recently but cannot remember if it was otherwise like this one. Will have to check my other photos. Meanwhile I hope someone familiar with the Italian fauna will reply! Thanks again, Brian.
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Re: Hedychridium ardens or similar? N Italy, 27 agosto.

Postby Paul » 28 Aug 2020 22:46

Hi Brian,
this specimen should be Hedychridium krajniki.
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Re: Hedychridium ardens or similar? N Italy, 27 agosto.

Postby briang » 29 Aug 2020 10:38

Paul, many thanks for your reply! I will check out this species immediately. I appreciate your help.
Brian

Postscipt: one of the first things i found was a post of yours from last year with some nice clear images. Your suggested identification looks good!
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Re: Hedychridium ardens or similar? N Italy, 27 agosto.

Postby Euchroeus » 30 Aug 2020 21:32

Paul wrote:Hi Brian,
this specimen should be Hedychridium krajniki.
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