Stilbum cyanurum

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Stilbum cyanurum
Chrysididae - Stilbum cyanurum.JPG
Stilbum cyanurum. Museum specimen
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Chrysididae
Genus: Stilbum
Species: S. cyanurum
Binomial name
Stilbum cyanurum
(Förster, 1771)
Synonyms
  • Chrysis cyanura Forster, 1771
  • Chrysis amethystinum Fabricius, 1775
  • Chrysis cyanurum Foerster, 1771
  • Stilbum pacificum Linsenmaier, 1951

Stilbum cyanurum, the large cuckoo wasp, is a species of cuckoo wasps (insects in the family Chrysididae).[1][2]

Description[edit]

Stilbum cyanurum can reach a length of about 20 millimetres (0.79 in).[3] The colour range of this widespread species is considerable.[4] Head and thorax usually are bluish green, while the abdomen is golden red.[5]

Biology[edit]

These wasps parasitize various mud-nesting hymenoptera belonging to the Eumenidae family (Eumenes unguiculatus, Eumenes unguiculatum, Katamenes arbustorum), Sphecidae family (Pelopoeus distillatorius, Sceliphron caementarium, Sceliphron destillatorium and Sceliphron madraspatanum) and Megachilidae family (Chalicodoma, Megachile).

Distribution[edit]

This widespread species is present in Spain, Switzerland, Afro-Tropical Region, Australian Region, East Paleoarctic ecozone, Near East, North Africa and Oriental Region.[5][6]

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