Ipsiura spiculella 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: 61-62

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Ipsiura spiculella Bohart, 1985


Ipsiura spiculella Bohart, 1985 

( Figs 173–178View FIGURES 173 – 178)

Ipsiura spiculella Bohart, 1985: 719  . Holotype Ƌ [examined]: BRAZIL: Minas Gerais, Barbacena (BME). Neochrysis (Ipsiura) superleucocheila Linsenmaier, 1985    . Holotype ♀ [not examined]: BOLIVIA, Santiago ( NMLS). Synonymized by Kimsey & Bohart (1991: 511). 

Neochrysis (Ipsiura) spiculella: Linsenmaier 1997: 266  .

Diagnosis. Ipsiura spiculella  most closely resembles I. tropicalis Bohart. It  can be distinguished by T3 without a distinct prepit swelling (low and sloping gently in I. tropicalis  ), the large S2 spots and the TFC forming an incomplete arc widely interrupted medially. Additionally, the male genital capsule with digitus broadly clavate apically, and the long, round apically aedeagus lobes is diagnostic for I. spiculella  .

Male description. Body ( Fig. 173View FIGURES 173 – 178). Length: 6.1 mm. Coloration: head predominantly green, with dark green spot on vertex; F1 greenish brown; mesosoma metallic green, with faint bluish purple highlights on dorsum of pronotum and mesoscutum; metasoma metallic green, with transverse bluish purple stripes on dorsum of T1 and T2, with bluish highlights on T3, with narrow whitish spot basolaterally; wing membrane brown, with brown veins; femora and tibiae greenish; tarsi brown, basitarsi brownish green. Head: TFC forming long arc, widely interrupted medially ( Fig. 174View FIGURES 173 – 178); scapal basin covered with silvery pubescence; F1 longer than broad, 1.4× as long as F2. Mesosoma: fore femur without ventral tooth or flattened area on outer surface of distal margin, diameter of distal area subequal to 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 area irregularly punctate anteriorly, with indistinct posterior area delimited by faint transverse ridge; metanotum rounded, without differentiated surface. Metasoma: T3 with four obtuse distal teeth ( Fig. 175View FIGURES 173 – 178), pit row exposed, with large foveae, without distinct prepit swelling; S2 spots large, nearly reaching each other medially ( Fig. 177View FIGURES 173 – 178). Punctation: outer surface of fore femur with sparse punctures; body densely punctate; largest punctures on T1, mesopleuron and metanotum. Genital capsule ( Fig. 178View FIGURES 173 – 178): aedeagus lobes very long, round, blunt apically; digitus shorter than cuspis, unusually broad apically, clavate; gonostylus as broad as cuspis basally; gonostylus and cuspis setose apically.

Female. Not examined.

Hosts. Unknown.

Distribution. Bolivia (Santiago); Brazil (MG) ( Fig. 30View FIGURE 30).

Remarks. The odd condition of T3 distal teeth noticed in holotype of I. spiculella  ( Fig. 176View FIGURES 173 – 178) has been also observed in other specimen but of I. lata Bohart  (Brazil: Maranhão, Peritoró 9.vi.1978 coll. M.F Torres –BME). Based on more than 900 analyzed specimens is accurate to say that the condition of five or odd numbers of distal teeth on T3 is unusual in Ipsiura  even considering the plasticity of this character ( Lucena 2015).

Material examined. BRAZIL: Minas Gerais, Barbacena 25.x.1905 A. Ducke / Holotype Ƌ [BME]. 

Additional material. BRAZIL: Minas Gerais, Barbacena 24.x.1905, 1Ƌ, coll. A. Ducke [ MPEG]. 

Comments. The redescription above is based on a male from Brazil: Minas Gerais, Barbacena.


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Ipsiura spiculella Bohart, 1985

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

Ipsiura spiculella

Kimsey 1991: 511
Bohart 1985: 719

Neochrysis (Ipsiura) spiculella:

Linsenmaier 1997: 266