Ipsiura prolixa 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: 60-61

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Ipsiura prolixa Bohart, 1985


Ipsiura prolixa Bohart, 1985 

(Figs 168–172)

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

Diagnosis. Ipsiura prolixa  most closely resembles I. klugi (Dahlbom)  . These species can be distinguished each other by the shape of the S2 spots ( Figs 87View FIGURES 84 – 88, 171). Additionally, I. prolixa  can be distinguished from other Ipsiura  species by the following combination of characters: T3 with lateral whitish spot, distal margin long, with six acute distal teeth arranged in a strong arc, without distinct prepit swelling, and pit row with large, deep foveae; metanotum irregularly cristate; fore femur with definite but sparse punctation, and the TFC widely interrupted medially.

Female description. Body (Fig. 168). Length: 8.4 mm. Coloration: head predominantly green, with faint bluish purple highlights on vertex; F1 brownish green; mesosoma metallic green, with bluish purple bands on dorsum, particularly on pronotum and mesoscutum; metasoma metallic green, with transverse dark purple stripes on dorsum of T1 and T2, bluish highlights on T3; T3 with lateral whitish spot; wing membrane brown, with brown veins; femora and tibiae greenish; tarsi brown, basitarsi green. Head: TFC forming a long arc, widely interrupted medially (Fig. 169); scapal basin covered with silvery pubescence; F1 longer than broad, 1.2× as long as F2. Mesosoma: fore femur without ventral tooth, slightly flattened on outer surface of distal margin, diameter of distal area subequal to diameter of proximal area; forewing 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 area irregularly punctate anteriorly, with indistinct posterior area delimited by faint transverse ridge; metanotum irregularly cristate medially; mesopleural lower posterior margin carinate, with three well-separated tooth-like projections. Metasoma: T3 with six acute distal teeth (Fig. 170), pit row exposed, with large, deep foveae, without distinct prepit swelling; S2 spots mediumsized, round, near reaching each other medially (Fig. 171). Punctation: outer surface of fore femur coarsely punctate; largest punctures on T1, mesopleuron and metanotum.

Male. Same as female, except for the characteristic shape of S2 spots as shown in Fig. 171.

Variation. Body length 8.1–8.5 mm.

Hosts. Specimens have been reared from nests of Eumenes  species ( Vespidae  : Eumeninae  ) (label records).

Distribution. Brazil (ES, MG, PA, PR, SP); Guyana (Cuyuni-Mazaruni); Peru (Leoncio Prado); Surinam (Paramaribo) (Fig. 172).

Material examined. BRAZIL: Pará, Óbidos 3.i.1907 A. Ducke / Holotype Ƌ (BME)  . São Paulo, São Paulo 1961 coll. K.W. Cooper / Paratype 1♀ [BME]. 

Additional material. BRAZIL: Espírito Santo, Conceição da Barra iii.1961, 1 ♀, coll. C. Elias [BME]  . Minas Gerais, Alpinopolis iii.1961, 1 ♀, coll. C. Elias [BME]  . Pará, Óbidos 24. xii.1910, 1 Ƌ, coll. A. Ducke [BME]  . Paraná, Telêmaco Borba 15. xii.1986, 1 ♀, coll. Lev. Ent. PROFAUPAR [ DZUP]  . GUYANA: Bartica 23. xii.1912, 1 ♀ [BME]  . PERU: Tingo María, Rio Huallaga ii.1947, 1 ♀, coll. Weyranch [BME]. Tingo María vii.1952, 1 Ƌ, coll. Weyrauen [BME]  . SURINAM: Paramaribo, Ma Retraite 21. iii.1964, 1 ♀, coll. D.C. Geijskes [BME]. 


Universidad de La Laguna


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














Ipsiura prolixa Bohart, 1985

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

Ipsiura prolixa

Bohart 1985: 718