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French Chrysura

PostPosted: 21 Jul 2021 22:59
by baudric

A strange Chrysura founded in middle of France (Bert, Allier) in the end of june.

I am thinking about a male Chrysura simplex (propodeum form, simple punctuation on T2, brown hair on head and thorax) but there is big black spot on S2, that not belonging to C. simplex.

What do you think about this one ?

Thanks in advance


Re: French Chrysura

PostPosted: 21 Jul 2021 23:00
by baudric

The genitalias

Re: French Chrysura

PostPosted: 22 Jul 2021 19:14
by Thibaultlp
Hello Erwann !
I found a male of Chrysura simplex in last may, the sternites are entirely red and the aedeagus is more elongated.
It looks very similar to my males of Chrysura radians, even for the aedeagus, or maybe it could be Chrysura austriaca ? I don't have males of this specie but i guess the male also get the genae very strongs.

Re: French Chrysura

PostPosted: 23 Jul 2021 10:24
by Euchroeus
Hi Erwann,

I agree with Thibault.
This is a male of Chrysura radians (Harris): the genital capsule is typical for this species, as well as the shape of metanotum, with a large antero-median fovea.


Re: French Chrysura

PostPosted: 24 Jul 2021 14:58
by baudric
Thanks Paolo,

That was the simple punctuation on the T2 that made me doubt, but it's true that i found a male of Chrysura radians with typical double punctuation on T2 on this spot.