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


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.


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Ipsiura oaxacae Bohart, 1985

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

Ipsiura oaxacae

Kimsey 1991: 510
Bohart 1985: 718

Neochrysis (Ipsiura) oaxacae:

Linsenmaier 1997: 267