Ipsiura cooperi 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: 18-19

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Ipsiura cooperi Bohart, 1985


Ipsiura cooperi Bohart, 1985 

( Figs 35–39View FIGURES 35 – 39)

Ipsiura cooperi Bohart, 1985: 714  . Holotype ♀ [not examined]: COSTA RICA: Cartago, Turrialba ( NMNH)  .

Diagnosis. Ipsiura cooperi  can be readily distinguished from other Ipsiura  species by the following combination of characters: lateral pronotal carina irregular and not protruding; metanotum distinctively raised medially; T3 strongly convex, with lateral whitish spot, four acute distal teeth, pit row obscured, indicated only laterally; tarsi whitish; S2 spots small, oval and widely separated medially; and scapal basin with broad medial polished stripe.

Female description. Body ( Fig. 35View FIGURES 35 – 39). Length: 5.5 mm. Coloration: head predominantly blue; F1 brown; mesosoma metallic blue, with faint transverse bluish stripe on dorsum of pronotum; metasoma metallic blue, with transverse purplish stripes on dorsum of T1 and T2; T3 with large lateral whitish spot; wing membrane light, with brown veins; femora and tibiae bluish; tarsi whitish. Head: TFC enclosing the median ocellus, widely interrupted medially ( Fig. 36View FIGURES 35 – 39); F1 longer than broad, 1.3× as long as F2; scapal basin with dense silvery pubescence laterally, broad polished stripe medially. Mesosoma: fore femur without ventral tooth or flattened area on outer surface of distal margin, diameter of distal area one-half diameter of proximal area; fore wing with short M distal to discoidal cell, R1 shorter than stigma (as in Fig. 190View FIGURE 190); dorsal surface of pronotum wide as or slightly wider than head; lower lateral pronotal surface punctate anteriorly, with distinct posterior area delimited by transverse ridge, lateral carina irregular and not protruding; metanotum distinctly raised medially; mesopleural lower posterior margin crenate, without tooth-like projections. Metasoma: T3 with four acute distal teeth ( Fig. 37View FIGURES 35 – 39), pit row obsolescent, indicated by small partially obscured lateral pits, without prepit swelling; S2 spots small, oval and widely separated medially ( Fig. 38View FIGURES 35 – 39). Punctation: tiny and sparse punctures on outer surface of fore femur; largest punctures on T1, mesopleuron and metanotum.

Male. Unknown.

Host. Unknown.

Distribution. Brazil (SP); Costa Rica (Cartago) ( Fig. 39View FIGURES 35 – 39).

Remarks. Ipsira cooperi  is readily distinguished from all other Ipsiura  species by the metanotum raised medially, unique in this species.

Material examined. BRAZIL: São Paulo, Luis Antônio , Est. Ecol. Jataí 21º37’26’’S 47º48’26’’O, 11.xi.2009, 1♀, coll. NW Perioto [ LRRP]GoogleMaps  . Teodoro Sampaio, Sítio São Francisco , 20.x.2011, 1♀, coll. P.R. Lopes [ RPSP]  .

Comments. The redescription above is based on a female from Brazil: São Paulo, Luis Antônio.


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Ipsiura cooperi Bohart, 1985

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

Ipsiura cooperi

Bohart 1985: 714