Ipsiura oaxacae 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: 54-55

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Ipsiura oaxacae Bohart, 1985
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Ipsiura oaxacae Bohart, 1985 

( Figs 147–151View FIGURES 147 – 151)

Ipsiura oaxacae Bohart, 1985: 718  . Holotype Ƌ [examined]: MEXICO  : Oaxaca, Matias Romero (BME). Neochrysis (Ipsiura) dissedidentata Linsenmaier, 1985    . Holotype ♀ [not examined]: BRAZIL ( NMLS). Synonymized by Kimsey & Bohart (1991: 510). 

Neochrysis (Ipsiura) oaxacae: Linsenmaier 1997: 267  .

Diagnosis. Ipsiura oaxacae  most closely resembles I. pilifrons (Cameron)  . It can be distinguished from I. pilifrons  by the obtuse T3 distal teeth and the shape of S2 spots ( Figs 149, 150View FIGURES 147 – 151). Ipsiura oaxacae  is also readily distinguished from other Ipsiura  species by the following combination of characters: pit row obsolescent, with small pits marked laterally; T3 without basolateral whitish spot neither distinct prepit swelling dorsally; S2 spots widely separated medially and TFC interrupted medially.

Female description. Body ( Fig. 147View FIGURES 147 – 151). Length: 7 mm. Coloration: head predominantly green blue, with faint purplish highlights on vertex; F1 bluish green; mesosoma metallic green blue, with faint purplish highlights on dorsum of pronotum and mesoscutum; metasoma metallic bluish green, with transverse bluish purple stripes on dorsum of T1 and T2; T3 without lateral whitish spot; wing membrane light brown, with brown veins; femora and tibiae bluish green; tarsi brown, hind basitarsus green; fore- and meso basitarsi brownish green. Head: TFC enclosing the median ocellus, widely interrupted medially ( Fig. 148View FIGURES 147 – 151), with lateral secondary facial carina well marked; F1 longer than broad, 1.3× as long as F2; scapal basin densely 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 of 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 smooth, with indistinct posterior area delimited by faint transverse ridge; metanotum rounded, without differentiated surface; mesopleural lower posterior margin carinate, with indistinct tooth-like projections. Metasoma: T3 with six obtuse distal teeth ( Fig. 149View FIGURES 147 – 151), pit row obsolescent, with small lateral pits, partially obscured by anterior crease, prepit swelling absent; S2 spots small, widely separated medially ( Fig. 150View FIGURES 147 – 151). Punctation: fore femur impunctate 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. 150View FIGURES 147 – 151.

Hosts. Unknown.

Distribution. Brazil (SC); Mexico (Oaxaca) ( Fig. 151View FIGURES 147 – 151).

Remarks. There are only two known specimens of I. oaxacae  , one collected in Mexico, Oaxaca and a female from Santa Catarina, Brazil. Despite the disjointed geographic records, they agree in all specific characteristics.

Material examined. MEXICO: Oaxaca, 23 mi south Matias Romero , viii.14.1963, coll. F.D. Parker & L.A. Stange / Holotype Ƌ [BME]  . BRAZIL: Santa Catarina, Nova Teutonia ii.1968, 1 ♀, coll. Fritz Plaumann [BME]. 

Comments. The redescription above is based on a female from Brazil: Santa Catarina, Nova Teutonia.

NMLS

Natur-Museum Luzern

TFC

Universidad de La Laguna

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Chrysididae

Genus

Ipsiura

Loc

Ipsiura oaxacae Bohart, 1985

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

Ipsiura oaxacae

Kimsey 1991: 510
Bohart 1985: 718
Loc

Neochrysis (Ipsiura) oaxacae:

Linsenmaier 1997: 267