Ipsiura lilloi 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: 43-45

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Ipsiura lilloi Bohart, 1985


Ipsiura lilloi Bohart, 1985 

( Figs 113–118View FIGURES 113 – 118)

Ipsiura lilloi Bohart, 1985: 717  . Holotype ♀ [examined by photos]: ARGENTINA: Tucumán, El Cadillal Reserva Florestal (FML).

Neochrysis (Ipsiura) aemula Linsenmaier, 1985  . Holotype ♀ [not examined]: BRAZIL: Santa Catarina, Nova Teutonia, coll. Plaumann (NMLS). Synonymized by Kimsey & Bohart (1991: 510).

Neochrysis (Ipsiura) lilloi: Linsenmaier 1997: 267  .

Diagnosis. Ipsiura lilloi  most closely resembles I. genbergi (Dahlbom)  . It is readily distinguished from the I. genbergi  by the convex distal rim of T3 (nearly straight in I. genbergi  ) and F1–F3 green (only F1 is green in I. genbergi  ). Additionally, I. lilloi  lacks the conspicuous transverse purplish stripes on dorsum of T1 and T2 seen in I. genbergi  . Ipsiura lilloi  can be distinguished from other Ipsiura  species by the following combination of characters: T3 with six acute distal teeth, without distinct prepit swelling, with lateral whitish spot, pit row partially covered by anterior crease, TFC interrupted medially, the lateral secondary facial carina clearly marked and the rounded metanotum.

Male description. Body ( Fig. 113View FIGURES 113 – 118). Length: 5.6 mm. Coloration: head predominantly greenish blue, with dark greenish highlights on vertex; F1–F3 green; mesosoma metallic green, with bluish highlights on dorsum of pronotum and mesoscutum; metasoma metallic green, with transverse purplish blue stripes on dorsum of T1 and T2; T3 with bluish highlights, with lateral whitish spot; wing membrane light brown, with brown veins; femora and tibiae bluish green; tarsi brownish, basitarsi brownish green. Head: TFC enclosing the median ocellus, widely opened medially, secondary lateral facial carina clearly marked ( Fig. 114View FIGURES 113 – 118); F1 longer than broad, 1.3× as long as F2; scapal basin desenly covered with silvery pubescence. Mesosoma: fore femur without flattened area or ventral tooth-like projection on outer surface of distal margin, diameter of distal area about 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 wider than head; lower lateral pronotal surface irregularly punctate anteriorly, with distinct posterior area delimited by faint transverse ridge; metanotum rounded; mesopleural lower posterior margin carinate, with indistinct tooth-like projections. Metasoma: T3 with six acute distal teeth ( Fig. 115View FIGURES 113 – 118), distal margin slightly convex, pit row partially covered by anterior crease, without prepit swelling; S2 spots small, ovoid, medially separated at least by one spot diameter ( Fig. 116View FIGURES 113 – 118). Punctation: fore femur impunctate, tiny punctures noticed distally on outer surface; largest punctures on T1, mesopleuron and metanotum. Genital capsule ( Fig. 117View FIGURES 113 – 118): aedeagus subequal to gonostylus and cuspis in length; aedeagus lobes narrow, delicate, pointed apically; cuspis subequal in length to gonostylus; cuspis broad basally; digitus narrow, distinctively blunt apically, clavate; gonostylus and cuspis setose apically.

Female. Same as male, except for the characteristic shape of S2 spots as shown in Fig. 116View FIGURES 113 – 118, without the broad dark band occupying much of the dorsum of meso- and metasoma.

Variation. Body length 5.6–6.1 mm.

Hosts. Specimens emerged from nests of Ancistrocerus flavomarginatus (Brèthes)  . (Tayane Buggenhagen, personal communication).

Distribution. Argentina (Tucumán, Misiones); Brazil (AM, PR, SC, SP); Paraguay (Itapúa) ( Fig. 118View FIGURES 113 – 118).

Material examined. ARGENTINA: Tucumán, Reserva Florestal RTA 9 CA, El Cadillal 20.vi.1973, C. Porter & E. Demarest / Holotype ♀ ( FML)  . Misiones, Cataratas del Iguazu, 5.xii.1970, coll. C. Porter & L. Stange / Paratype 1♀ [BME]. BRAZIL  : Amazonas, Estirão do Equador x.1979, coll. Alvarenga / Paratype 1♀ [BME]  . PARAGUAY: Itapúa, Pirapó xii.1971, coll. L. Peña / Paratypes 2♀ [BME]. 

Additional material. BRAZIL: Paraná, General Carneiro 11.xi.2014  – 16.ii.2015, 11♀ 14Ƌ, coll. Tayane Buggenhagen [RPSP]. Piraquara 3.xi.1968, 1♀, coll. P.J.S. Moure [ DZUP]  . São Paulo, Luis Antônio , Est. Ecol Jataí 2.ix.2009, 1♀, coll. N.W. Perioto [ LRRP]  . Same data except 27.ix.2007, 1♀ [ LRRP]  , 29.x.2008, 1♀ [LRRP], 15.x.2009, 1♀ [LRRP]. Teodoro Sampaio, Parque Estadual Morro do Diabo , Sítio São Francisco 21.i.2012, 2♀, coll. P.R. Lopes [ RPSP]  . Same data except 21.xii.2011, 1♀ [ RPSP]  , 17.ii.2012, 1♀ [RPSP].

Comments. The redescription above is based on a male from Brazil: Paraná, General Carneiro.


Universidad de La Laguna


Fundacion Miguel Lillo


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


Universidade de Sao Paulo














Ipsiura lilloi Bohart, 1985

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

Ipsiura lilloi

Bohart 1985: 717

Neochrysis (Ipsiura) aemula

Kimsey 1991: 510

Neochrysis (Ipsiura) lilloi:

Linsenmaier 1997: 267