Ipsiura venezuelae 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: 65-66

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scientific name

Ipsiura venezuelae Bohart, 1985
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Ipsiura venezuelae Bohart, 1985 

( Figs 185–189View FIGURES 185 – 189)

Ipsiura venezuelae Bohart, 1985: 720  . Holotype Ƌ [not examined]: VENEZUELA: Zulia, La Concepción (NMNH). Neochrysis (Ipsiura) schlaeflei Linsenmaier, 1985  . Holotype ♀ [not examined]: VENEZUELA: San Joaquín (NMLS). Synonymized by Kimsey & Bohart (1991: 512).

Neochrysis (Ipsiura) venezuelae: Linsenmaier 1997: 267  .

Diagnosis. Ipsiura venezuelae  most closely resembles I. neolateralis (Bohart)  and I. catamarcae Bohart. It  can be distinguished from those and other Ipsiura  species by the following combination of characters: fore wing with long M distal to discoidal cell (short in I. catamarcae  and I. neolateralis  ); shallow and well-separated punctures on T3 (well-definite and regularly spaced in I. catamarcae  and I. neolateralis  ); body with remarkable purple highlights (faint bluish highlights in I. catamarcae  and I. neolateralis  ); metanotum rounded (irregularly punctate, cristate to serriform in I. catamarcae  and I. neolateralis  ) and medium-sized S2 spots (large spots in I. catamarcae  and I. neolateralis  ).

Female description. Body ( Fig. 185View FIGURES 185 – 189). Length: 6.7 mm. Coloration: head primarily green, with faint purple highlights on vertex; F1 brownish; mesosoma metallic green, with transverse purplish stripe on dorsum of pronotum, broad purplish band on mesoscutum; metasoma metallic green, with dark purple transverse stripes on dorsum of T1 and T2; T3 with large lateral whitish spot; wing membrane light brown, with brown veins; femora and tibiae green; tarsi brown, meso- and hind basitarsi greenish brown. Head: TFC enclosing the median ocellus, slightly interrupted medially ( Fig. 186View FIGURES 185 – 189); F1 longer than broad, 1.3× as long as F2; scapal basin covered with silvery pubescence. Mesosoma: fore femur strongly flattened on outer surface of distal margin, diameter of distal area subequal to diameter of proximal area; fore wing with long M distal to discoidal cell, ending near distal wing margin (as in Fig. 145View FIGURES 141 – 146), R1 shorter than stigma (as in Fig. 190View FIGURE 190), medial cell setose; dorsal surface of pronotum wider than head; lower lateral pronotal surface smooth, impunctate, without distinct posterior area delimited by transverse ridge; metanotum rounded, without differentiated surface; mesopleural lower posterior margin carinate, with distinct close together tooth-like projections. Metasoma: T3 with six acute distal teeth ( Fig. 187View FIGURES 185 – 189), prepit swelling strongly convex, pit row with large, deep foveae; S2 spots medium-sized, medially separated at least by one-quarter spot diameter ( Fig. 188View FIGURES 185 – 189). Punctation: fore femur with irregular, sparse punctures; largest punctures on T1, mesopleuron and metanotum; vertex roughly punctate; T3 with shallow well-separated punctures.

Male. Same as female, except for the characteristic shape of S2 spots as shown in Fig. 188View FIGURES 185 – 189.

Variation. Specimes from north Brazil are predominantly green, without purplish highlights on body. Body length 6.7–7.1 mm.

Host. Unknown.

Distribution. Brazil (AM, PA, RR); Costa Rica (Limón); Ecuador (Guayas); Venezuela (Aragua, Zulia) ( Fig. 189View FIGURES 185 – 189).

Material examined. COSTA RICA: Limón, Hacienda Tapezco 20.iii.1978 coll. D. Panny, D. Moeller & C. Lewis / Paratype 1♀ [BME]  . VENEZUELA: Aragua, 2 KmN. Ocumare De La Costa 21.vi.1976 coll. A.S Menke & D. Vincent / Paratype 1♀ [BME]. Balao Chico? 23.iv.1963 L. Pena / Paratype 1Ƌ [BME]  . Venezuela: Zulia, Maracaibo 16.ix.1973 coll. R. Bohart / Paratype 1♀ [BME]. 

Additional material. BRAZIL: Amazonas, Manaus, Reserva Ducke 6.xi.1978, 1♀, coll. N. Penny [ INPA]  . Pará, Belém COAGB 17.ix.2010, 1♀, coll. I. Santos, L  . Lima, J. Santos & J  . Rocha [ MPEG]  . Roraima, Rio Uraricoera , Ilha de Maraca 30.xi.1987, 1♀, coll. J.A. Rafael [ INPA]  .

Comments. The redescription above is based on a paratype female from Venezuela: Aragua, Ocumare de la Costa  .

TFC

Universidad de La Laguna

INPA

Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia

MPEG

Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Chrysididae

Genus

Ipsiura

Loc

Ipsiura venezuelae Bohart, 1985

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

Ipsiura venezuelae

Kimsey 1991: 512
Bohart 1985: 720
Loc

Neochrysis (Ipsiura) venezuelae:

Linsenmaier 1997: 267