Ipsiura catamarcae Bohart, 1985,

Lucena, Daercio A. A., Kimsey, Lynn S. & Almeida, Eduardo A. B., 2016, The Neotropical cuckoo wasp genus Ipsiura Linsenmaier, 1959 (Hymenoptera: Chrysididae): revision of the species occurring in Brazil, Zootaxa 4165 (1), pp. 1-71: 15-17

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Ipsiura catamarcae Bohart, 1985
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Ipsiura catamarcae Bohart, 1985 

( Figs 31–34View FIGURES 31 – 34)

Ipsiura catamarcae Bohart, 1985: 713  . Holotype ♀ [examined by photos]: ARGENTINA: Catamarca, Los Nacimientos de Abajo ( FML). 

Neochrysis (Ipsiura) sobrina Linsenmaier, 1985  . Holotype ♀ [not examined]: BRAZIL: São Paulo (NMLS). Synonymized by Kimsey & Bohart (1991: 509).

Neochrysis (Ipsiura) catamarcae: Linsenmaier 1997: 266  .

Diagnosis. This species most closely resembles I. affinissima (Ducke)  , I. fritzi Bohart  and I. lata Bohart.  Ipsiura catamarcae  is readily distinguished from these and other Ipsiura  species by the post-ocular and metapleural surfaces with polished areas, and T3 with strongly convex prepit swelling. Additionally, I. catamarcae  has a welldeveloped pit row with deep foveae (absent in I. affinissima  , shallow foveae in I. lata  and I. fritzi  ), fore femur with ventral tooth on distal margin (absent in I. lata  ) and the metanotum rounded (cristate to serriform in I. lata  and I. fritzi  ).

Female description. Body ( Fig. 31View FIGURES 31 – 34). Length: 9 mm. Coloration: head predominantly bluish green; F1 bluish brown; mesosoma metallic blue, with faint transverse bluish stripe on dorsum of pronotum; metasoma metallic blue, with transverse purple stripes on dorsum of T1 and T2; T3 with lateral whitish spot; wing membrane light brown, with brown veins; femora and tibiae blue; tarsi brownish, hind basitarsus green blue. Head: TFC enclosing the median ocellus, subsquare, interrupted medially; F1 longer than broad, 1.3× as long as F2; scapal basin covered with dense silvery pubescence. Mesosoma: fore femur with distinct ventral tooth-like projection on distal margin, diameter of distal area about one-half diameter of proximal area; hind tibia with some long setae among short ones; fore wing with short M distal to discoidal cell, R1 shorter than stigma (as in Fig. 190View FIGURE 190); dorsal surface of pronotum wider than head ( Fig. 32View FIGURES 31 – 34); lower lateral pronotal surface smooth, without distinct posterior area delimited by transverse ridge; metanotum irregularly punctate, not cristate nor projecting above propodeal surface; mesopleural lower posterior margin strongly carinate, with distinct close together tooth-like projections. Metasoma: T3 with six acute distal teeth ( Fig. 33View FIGURES 31 – 34), strongly convex prepit swelling; pit row with deep and large foveae; S2 spots large, touching medially ( Fig. 34View FIGURES 31 – 34). Punctation: fore femur impunctate on outer surface, tiny punctures marked distally; largest punctures on T1, mesopleuron and metanotum; shallow punctures on T2 and T3; post-ocular and metapleural surfaces with distinctive polished areas.

Male. Unknown.

Host. Unknown.

Distribution. Argentina (Catamarca); Brazil (SP) ( Fig. 30View FIGURE 30).

Material examined. ARGENTINA: Catamarca, Los Nacimientos de Abajo , 1–15.i.1969, coll. A. Willink et al / Holotype ♀ Ipsiura catamarcae Bohart  [ FML]  . Los Nacimientos de Abajo , 1–15.i.1969, coll. A. Willink et al / Paratype 1♀ [BME]. 

Comments. The redescription above is based on the paratype female from Argentina: Catamarca, Los Nacimientos de Abajo. 

FML

Fundacion Miguel Lillo

TFC

Universidad de La Laguna

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Chrysididae

Genus

Ipsiura

Loc

Ipsiura catamarcae Bohart, 1985

Lucena, Daercio A. A., Kimsey, Lynn S. & Almeida, Eduardo A. B. 2016
2016
Loc

Ipsiura catamarcae

Bohart 1985: 713
Loc

Neochrysis (Ipsiura) sobrina

Kimsey 1991: 509
Loc

Neochrysis (Ipsiura) catamarcae:

Linsenmaier 1997: 266