Ipsiura leucocheiloides ( Ducke, 1903 ),

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: 41-43

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Ipsiura leucocheiloides ( Ducke, 1903 )


Ipsiura leucocheiloides ( Ducke, 1903) 

( Figs 107–112View FIGURES 107 – 112)

Chrysis leucocheiloides Ducke, 1903: 226  . Lectotype Ƌ [examined by photos]: BRAZIL: Pará (MNHN). Designed by Bohart, in Kimsey & Bohart (1991: 510).

Neochrysis (Ipsiura) leucochiloides: Bohart 1966: 142  .

Ipsiura leucocheiloides: Bohart 1985: 709  .

Diagnosis. Ipsiura leucocheiloides  most closely resembles I. bohartiana Lucena  sp. nov. and I. nigriventer Bohart. It  is readily distinguished from these and other Ipsiura  species by the following combination of characters: T3 with four obtuse distal teeth (sharp in I. bohartiana  and I. nigriventer  ), with narrow lateral whitish spot (spot absent in I. bohartiana  sp. nov.), with strongly convex prepit swelling (sloping gently in I. bohartiana  and I. nigriventer  ); lower posterior margin of mesopleuron with two strong close together tooth-like projections (well-separated in I. bohartiana  sp. nov. and I. nigriventer  ); and medium-sized S2 spots (unusual large in I. nigriventer  ). Additionally, the aedeagus lobes elaborate and unusual long digitus (longer than the cuspis) are diagnostic for I. leucocheiloides  ( Fig. 111View FIGURES 107 – 112).

Female description. Body ( Fig. 107View FIGURES 107 – 112). Length: 8.2 mm. Coloration: head predominantly bluish green; F1 greenish brown; mesosoma metallic bluish green, with bluish purple transverse stripe on dorsum of pronotum, mesoscutum with broad purple highlights; metasoma metallic bluish green, with distinct transverse purplish stripes on dorsum of T1 and T2; T3 with lateral whitish spot; wing membrane brown, with brown veins; femora and tibiae greenish; tarsi brown, basitarsi brownish green. Head: TFC forming an incomplete arc, somewhat interrupted medially ( Fig. 108View FIGURES 107 – 112); F1 longer than broad, about 1.3× as long as F2; scapal basin covered with silvery pubescence laterally, with narrow polished stripe medially. Mesosoma: fore femur with distinct flattened area on outer surface of distal margin, diameter of distal area subequal to diameter of proximal area; fore wing with short M distal to discoidal cell, R1 shorter than stigma (as in Fig. 190View FIGURE 190), medial cell with sparse setae only distally; dorsal surface of pronotum wider than head; lower lateral pronotal surface irregularly punctate anteriorly, with distinct posterior area delimited by faint transverse ridge; metanotum rounded, without differentiated surface; mesopleural lower posterior margin strongly carinate with two close together tooth-like projections. Metasoma: T3 with four obtuse distal teeth ( Fig. 109View FIGURES 107 – 112), pit row indicated by shallow, long foveae, with strongly convex prepit swelling; S2 spots medium-size to large, nearly reaching each other medially ( Fig. 110View FIGURES 107 – 112). Punctation: fore femur with shallow, sparse punctures on outer surface; largest punctures on T1, mesopleuron and metanotum.

Male. Same as female except for the characteristic shape of S2 spots as shown in Fig. 110View FIGURES 107 – 112, the broad dark band occupying much of the dorsum of metasoma and mesosoma, and conspicuous long sivery setae ventrally on anterior legs, prosternum and gena. Genital capsule ( Fig. 111View FIGURES 107 – 112): aedeagus lobes elaborate, sinuous, acute apically, slightly longer than gonostylus and cuspis; cuspis as long as gonostylus; digitus longer than cuspis, broad apically, clavate; gonostylus and cuspis setose apically.

Variation. Body length 7.7–8.3 mm.

Hosts. Unknown.

Distribution. Bolivia (Santa Cruz); Brazil (AM, ES, PA); Peru (Madre de Dios, Maynas, Ucayali) ( Fig. 112View FIGURES 107 – 112).

Material examined. BRAZIL: Pará 25.ix.1901 coll. A. Ducke / Lectotype Ƌ ( MNHN)  . Pará, 1903 A. Ducke / Paralectotype 1♀ ( MNHN)  .

Additional material. BOLIVIA: Buenavista , Santa Cruz 1928, 1Ƌ, coll. J. Steinbach [BME]  . BRAZIL: Amazonas, Estirão do Equador –Rio Javari x.1979, 1 ♀  , coll. Alvarenga [BME]. Manicoré –Cachoeira ix.2004, 2 ♀  , coll. Silva & Pena [INPA]. Tefé 10. vi.1906, 1 Ƌ, coll. A. Ducke [ MPEG]. Espírito Santo, Conc. Da Barra 8  . xi.1969, 1 ♀, coll. C.T. & C. Elias [DZUP]. Same data except 27. vi.1968, 1 ♀ [ DZUP], 4  . x.1969, 1 ♀ [BME]. Pará, Óbidos 1905, 2♀, coll. A. Ducke [ MPEG]  . Same data except 22. xii.1904, 1 ♀ [ MPEG]  . Faro 15. xii.1904, 1 Ƌ, coll. A. Ducke [ MPEG]  . PERU: Madre de Dios, Puerto Maldonado 1. x.1962, 1 ♀  , coll. L.E. Pena [BME]. Maynas, Iquitos, San Roque iii.1924, 1 ♀  , coll. Kluge [BME]. Ucayali, Pucallpa Loreto 29. viii.1960, 1 ♀, coll. J.M. Shunke [BME]. 

Comments. The redescription above is based on a female from Brazil: Espírito Santo, Conceição da Barra. 


Universidad de La Laguna


Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle


Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi


Universidade Federal do Parana, Colecao de Entomologia Pe. Jesus Santiago Moure














Ipsiura leucocheiloides ( Ducke, 1903 )

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

Chrysis leucocheiloides

Kimsey 1991: 510
Ducke 1903: 226

Neochrysis (Ipsiura) leucochiloides:

Bohart 1966: 142

Ipsiura leucocheiloides:

Bohart 1985: 709