Ipsiura myops (du Buysson, 1904 ),

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: 48

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Ipsiura myops (du Buysson, 1904 )


Ipsiura myops (du Buysson, 1904) 

( Figs 129–134View FIGURE 129 – 134)

Chrysis myops du Buysson, 1904: 264  . Holotype ♀ [examined by photos]: ARGENTINA, Tucumán. ( MNHN). 

Chrysis subtruncata Mocsáry, 1912  . Holotype ♀ [not examined]: BRAZIL: Minas Gerais. Synonymized by Kimsey & Bohart (1991: 510). 

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

Neochrysis (Ipsiura) myops: Kimsey & Bohart 1981: 78  .

Ipsiura myops: Bohart 1985: 709  .

Diagnosis. Ipsiura myops  most closely resembles I. spiculella Bohart  and I. tropicalis Bohart. It  can be readily distinguished from these and other Ipsiura  species by the following combination of characters: T3 with four obtuse distal teeth, without basolateral whitish spot (whitish spot present in I. spiculella  and I. tropicalis  ), neither prepit swelling (sloping gently in I. tropicalis  ); large S2 spots (medium-sized in I. tropicalis  ). Additionally, the shape of aedeagus lobes is diagnostic for I. myops  .

Female description. Body ( Fig. 129View FIGURE 129 – 134). Length: 6.8 mm. Coloration: head green blue; F1 brownish green; mesosoma metallic green, with purple blue highlights on dorsum, particularly on pronotum and mesoscutum; metasoma metallic green, with purplish blue transverse stripes on dorsum of T1 and T2; T3 without lateral whitish spot; wing membrane light brown, with brown veins; femora and tibiae greenish; tarsi brown, hind basitarsus green. Head: TFC forming an incomplete arc, widely interrupted medially ( Fig. 130View FIGURE 129 – 134); F1 longer than broad, 1.2× as long as F2; scapal basin 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 indistinct posterior area delimited by faint transverse ridge; metanotum rounded, without differentiated surface; mesopleural lower posterior margin carinate, with small indistinc tooth-like projections. Metasoma: T3 with four obtuse distal teeth ( Fig. 131View FIGURE 129 – 134), pit row with large and deep foveae, prepit swelling absent; S2 spots large, nearly reaching each other medially ( Fig. 132View FIGURE 129 – 134). Punctation: definite punctation at all body; tiny punctures on outer surface of fore femur; dorsum of T3 with definite, deep punctures; largest punctures on dorsum of T1 and metanotum.

Male. Same as female, except for the characteristic shape of S2 spots as shown in Fig. 132View FIGURE 129 – 134. Genital capsule ( Fig. 133View FIGURE 129 – 134): aedeagus longer than gonostylus and cuspis; gonostylus longer than cuspis; digitus length subequal to cuspis, strongly clavate apically; gonostylus and cuspis setose apically.

Variation. Body length 6.2–7.1 mm.

Hosts. Specimens reared from nests of Ancistrocerus flavomarginatus (Brèthes)  , Trypoxylon agamemnon (Richards)  and T. lactitarse (Saussure)  , (Tayane Buggenhagen, personal communication).

Distribution. Argentina (Corrientes, Jujuy, Salta, Tucumán); Brazil (MG, PR, SC, SP); Uruguay (Tacuarembó) ( Fig. 134View FIGURE 129 – 134).

Material examined. ARGENTINA, Tucumán, coll. R. du Buysson 1902 / Holotype ♀ ( MNHN). 

Additional material. ARGENTINA: Corrientes, Ituzaingó iii.1982, 1 ♀, coll. Manfredo Fritz [BME]. Las Marias 10  . xi.1969, 1 ♀, coll. C. Porter [BME]. Salta, Pocitos i.1971, 1 ♀, coll. Manfredo Fritz [BME]  . Jujuy, San Pedro de Jujuy 29  . iv.1926, 1 ♀, coll. USNM [BME]. BRAZIL: Minas Gerais, Araxa 15  . iv.1965, 1 Ƌ, coll. C. Elias [BME]. Barbacena 27. x.1905, 1 Ƌ, coll. A. Ducke [MPEG]. Paraná, General Carneiro 29.ix.2014  – 16.ii.2015, 37♀ 12Ƌ, coll. Tayane Buggenhagen [RPSP]. Palmeira 9. x.1969, 1 ♀, coll. P.D. Hurd [BME]. Santa Catarina, Nova Teutonia i.1965, 1 ♀, coll. Fritz Plaumann [BME]. Nova Teutonia 28  . iii.1966, 1 ♀ [BME]. Porto União 3. xii.2011, 1 Ƌ, coll. J. Iantas [DZUP]. São Paulo, Luis Antônio , Est. Ecol. Jataí 11. x.2007, 1 ♀, coll. N.W. Perioto [ LRRP]. Nova Europa, Faz. Itaquerê 24  . xi.1963, 1 ♀, coll. K. Lenko [BME]. URUGUAY: Tacuarembó 2  . ii.1963, 1 ♀, coll. Bouseman [BME].

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


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Ipsiura myops (du Buysson, 1904 )

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

Chrysis myops du Buysson, 1904 : 264

Buysson 1904: 264

Chrysis subtruncata Mocsáry, 1912

Kimsey 1991: 510

Neochrysis (Ipsiura) dehyalinata

Kimsey 1991: 510

Neochrysis (Ipsiura) myops:

Kimsey 1981: 78

Ipsiura myops:

Bohart 1985: 709