Ipsiura obidana 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: 55-56

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Ipsiura obidana Bohart, 1985


Ipsiura obidana Bohart, 1985 

( Figs 152–156View FIGURES 152 – 156)

Ipsiura obidana Bohart, 1985: 718  . Holotype ♀ [examined]: BRAZIL: Pará, Óbidos (BME).

Diagnosis. Ipsiura obidana  most closely resembles I. genbergi (Dahlbom)  . It can be readily distinguished by the shape of S2 spots. This species can be distinguished from other Ipsiura  species by the following combination of characters: genal space very narrow and impunctate; fore femur slightly flattened distally and impunctate on outer surface; T3 with narrow lateral whitish spot, without distinct prepit swelling, pit row obsolescent, with small pits marked laterally, and TFC slightly interrupted medially.

Female description. Body ( Fig. 152View FIGURES 152 – 156). Length: 5.9 mm. Coloration: head predominantly green, with faint purple highlights on vertex; F1 brown; mesosoma metallic green, with broad bluish purple band on dorsum, particularly on pronotum and mesoscutum; metasoma metallic green, with transverse dark purple stripes on dorsum of T1 and T2; T3 with narrow lateral whitish spot; wing membrane light brown, with brown veins; femora and tibiae green; tarsi brown, hind basitarsus brownish green. Head: genal space narrow, less than 1× MOD long; TFC enclosing the median ocellus, slightly interrupted medially ( Fig. 153View FIGURES 152 – 156); F1 slightly longer than broad, about 1.1× as long as F2; scapal basin covered with silvery pubescence. Mesosoma: fore femur slightly flattened distally, not projecting ventrally, 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 indistinct tooth-like projections. Metasoma: T3 with six acute distal teeth ( Fig. 154View FIGURES 152 – 156), pit row obsolescent, indicated by small lateral pits, partially covered by anterior crease, without prepit swelling; S2 spots small, ovoid, nearly reaching each other medially ( Fig. 155View FIGURES 152 – 156). Punctation: genal space impunctate; outer surface of fore femur impunctate; largest punctures on T1, mesopleuron and metanotum; T3 with definite punctation.

Male. Unknown.

Variation. Body length 5.8– 6 mm.

Hosts. Unknown.

Distribution. Bolivia (Santa Cruz); Brazil (AM, PA, RO, RR) ( Fig. 156View FIGURES 152 – 156).

Material examined. BRAZIL: Pará, Óbidos , 17.xii.1907 A. Ducke / Holotype ♀ (BME)  . Pará, Óbidos 28.xii.1907 A. Ducke / Paratype 1♀ [BME]  . BOLIVIA: Santa Cruz, Jardim Botânico 26.vii.1977 C. Porter / Paratype 1♀ [BME]. 

Additional material. BRAZIL: Amazonas, Manaus 29.vi.1982, 1♀, coll. J.A. Rafael [ INPA]  . Pará, Canaã dos Carajás 16.iv.1983, 1♀, coll. M.F. Torres [ MPEG]  . Rondônia, Ouro Preto D’Oeste 11–13. xi.1984, 1 ♀ [ MPEG]  . Roraima, Rio Uraricoera , Ilha de Maraca 13.v.1987, 1♀, coll. J.A. Rafael [ INPA]  .

Comments. The redescription above is based on a female from Brazil: Amazonas, Manaus.


Universidad de La Laguna


University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Department of Biology


Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia


Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi














Ipsiura obidana Bohart, 1985

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

Ipsiura obidana

Bohart 1985: 718