Ipsiura fritzi 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: 26-28

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Ipsiura fritzi Bohart, 1985


Ipsiura fritzi Bohart, 1985 

(Figs 63–66)

Ipsiura fritzi Bohart, 1985: 715  . Holotype ♀ [not examined]: PARAGUAY, Caaguazú (Coll. Manfredo Fritz). 

Diagnosis. Ipsiura fritzi  most closely resembles I. lata Bohart  and I. obidensis (Ducke)  . It is readily distinguished from these and other Ipsiura  species by the following combination of characters: fore femur with sparse and reduced punctation on outer surface (coarsely punctate in I. lata  and I. obidensis  ), and broad, round TFC arc (longer than broad in I. lata  , broader than long in I. obidensis  ). Additionally, I. fritzi  has T3 with six distal teeth; lower posterior margin of mesopleuron carinate, with distinct close together tooth-like projections, and large S2 spots touching medially.

Female description. Body (Fig. 63). Length: 7.4 mm. Coloration: head primarily green, with purplish blue highlights on vertex; F1 brownish green; mesosoma metallic green, with purplish blue highlights on dorsum, particularly on pronotum; metasoma metallic green, with distinct purple transverse stripes on T1 and T2, narrow basolateral whitish spot on T3; wing membrane light brown, with brown veins; femora and tibiae green; tarsi brown, hind basitarsus green. Head: TFC broad, enclosing the median ocellus, almost completely closed medially (Fig. 64); F1 longer than broad, 1.3× as long as F2; scapal basin covered with dense silvery pubescence. Mesosoma: fore femur without ventral tooth projection on distal margin, slightly flattened distally, 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; lower lateral pronotal surface smooth, punctate anteriorly, without distinct posterior area delimited by transverse ridge; metanotum irregularly punctate, slightly elevated medially, but not projecting above propodeum; mesopleural lower posterior margin strongly carinate, with distinct close together tooth-like projections. Metasoma: T3 with six acute distal teeth (Fig. 65), pit row with large foveae along distal margin, prepit swelling sloping gently; S2 spots large, touching medially (Fig. 66). Punctation: fore femur with sparse and reduced punctation on outer surface; largest punctures on T1, mesopleuron and metanotum.

Male. Unknown.

Host. Unknown.

Distribution. Paraguay (Caaguazú) ( Fig. 30View FIGURE 30).

Material examined. PARAGUAY: Caaguazú, xii.1977, coll. M. Fritz / Paratype 1♀ Ipsiura fritzi Bohart  (BME). 

Comments. The redescription above is based on the paratype female from Paraguay  : Caaguazú  .


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Ipsiura fritzi Bohart, 1985

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

Ipsiura fritzi

Bohart 1985: 715