Chrysis with mesonotum medially almost black

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Chrysis with mesonotum medially almost black

Postby EMMERY » 11 Nov 2020 18:25

Hello,
I observed this Chrysis of 9 mm on 18 July 2020 at an altitude of 1145 m on the trail that goes from Casset to Le Bourg on a sunny slope (La Chapelle-en-Valgaudemar, Hautes-Alpes FR05). I noticed that the middle part of the mesonotum is almost black and the apical rim of T3 is dark blue-purple. Could it be Chrysis graelsii ?
Thanks ! Best regards.
Brigitte Emmery


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Re: Chrysis with mesonotum medially almost black

Postby Alex » 12 Nov 2020 21:08

this should be Chrysis analis, perhaps it is not usually this dark, but chrysidids often become darker with higher altitude (or latitude for that matter)
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Re: Chrysis with mesonotum medially almost black

Postby EMMERY » 13 Nov 2020 19:26

Thank you for your reply.
What are the criteria differentiating Chrysis analis from Chrysis graelsii?
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