Armenian Chrysididae 2019

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Armenian Chrysididae 2019

Postby Alex » 29 Nov 2019 22:08

Had a great trip to Armenia this summer, lots of species and specimens. Also gave me the opportunity to photograph live specimens of some species (and species groups/genera) which I dont think has ever been imaged live before.

These should be the first live shots (at least to my knowledge) of a Pentachrysis sp., probably both P. seminigra? However Linsenmaier mentions more species, but the distinguishing characters all seem relative, so without anything else to compare with I don't dare giving them a proper ID.
Haven't actually imaged the mounted specimens yet, I guess that will be needed for ID's ?

First specimen, female:




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Re: Armenian Chrysididae 2019

Postby Alex » 29 Nov 2019 22:30

second specimen, also female:




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Postby Alex » 29 Nov 2019 23:30

And should be the male of the species:



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Re: Armenian Chrysididae 2019

Postby Euchroeus » 30 Nov 2019 00:11

:wohow: :wohow: :wow:

Wow, absolutely great! Congratulations Alex for your superb pictures!

I recently borrowed some specimens from different museums to ID the Armenian specimens (as well as those from bordering countries) because the identification of the few species of this genus is unclear.
For the moment, you can keep the name P. seminigra, then we will see. Also Lukas collected several specimens and hopefully we will find an answer.

Did you also collect P. zharptitza and P. amoena in Armenia?

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Re: Armenian Chrysididae 2019

Postby Alex » 30 Nov 2019 00:39

Thank you :)
I collected what I think is P. zharptitza, only females, but no P. amoena I suspect. Got some pictures of those too, I'll post them some time!

Here's a species I'm more confident in my ID, Holopyga mlokosiewitzi:



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Re: Armenian Chrysididae 2019

Postby Paul » 30 Nov 2019 14:09

Really nice, congrats! :ok:
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Re: Armenian Chrysididae 2019

Postby Euchroeus » 01 Dec 2019 23:15

Holopyga mlokosiewitzi

fantastic species!

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