Ipsiura catamarcae 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: 15-17

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Ipsiura catamarcae Bohart, 1985


Ipsiura catamarcae Bohart, 1985 

( Figs 31–34View FIGURES 31 – 34)

Ipsiura catamarcae Bohart, 1985: 713  . Holotype ♀ [examined by photos]: ARGENTINA: Catamarca, Los Nacimientos de Abajo ( FML). 

Neochrysis (Ipsiura) sobrina Linsenmaier, 1985  . Holotype ♀ [not examined]: BRAZIL: São Paulo (NMLS). Synonymized by Kimsey & Bohart (1991: 509).

Neochrysis (Ipsiura) catamarcae: Linsenmaier 1997: 266  .

Diagnosis. This species most closely resembles I. affinissima (Ducke)  , I. fritzi Bohart  and I. lata Bohart.  Ipsiura catamarcae  is readily distinguished from these and other Ipsiura  species by the post-ocular and metapleural surfaces with polished areas, and T3 with strongly convex prepit swelling. Additionally, I. catamarcae  has a welldeveloped pit row with deep foveae (absent in I. affinissima  , shallow foveae in I. lata  and I. fritzi  ), fore femur with ventral tooth on distal margin (absent in I. lata  ) and the metanotum rounded (cristate to serriform in I. lata  and I. fritzi  ).

Female description. Body ( Fig. 31View FIGURES 31 – 34). Length: 9 mm. Coloration: head predominantly bluish green; F1 bluish brown; mesosoma metallic blue, with faint transverse bluish stripe on dorsum of pronotum; metasoma metallic blue, with transverse purple stripes on dorsum of T1 and T2; T3 with lateral whitish spot; wing membrane light brown, with brown veins; femora and tibiae blue; tarsi brownish, hind basitarsus green blue. Head: TFC enclosing the median ocellus, subsquare, interrupted medially; F1 longer than broad, 1.3× as long as F2; scapal basin covered with dense silvery pubescence. Mesosoma: fore femur with distinct ventral tooth-like projection on distal margin, diameter of distal area about one-half diameter of proximal area; hind tibia with some long setae among short ones; 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 ( Fig. 32View FIGURES 31 – 34); lower lateral pronotal surface smooth, without distinct posterior area delimited by transverse ridge; metanotum irregularly punctate, not cristate nor projecting above propodeal surface; mesopleural lower posterior margin strongly carinate, with distinct close together tooth-like projections. Metasoma: T3 with six acute distal teeth ( Fig. 33View FIGURES 31 – 34), strongly convex prepit swelling; pit row with deep and large foveae; S2 spots large, touching medially ( Fig. 34View FIGURES 31 – 34). Punctation: fore femur impunctate on outer surface, tiny punctures marked distally; largest punctures on T1, mesopleuron and metanotum; shallow punctures on T2 and T3; post-ocular and metapleural surfaces with distinctive polished areas.

Male. Unknown.

Host. Unknown.

Distribution. Argentina (Catamarca); Brazil (SP) ( Fig. 30View FIGURE 30).

Material examined. ARGENTINA: Catamarca, Los Nacimientos de Abajo , 1–15.i.1969, coll. A. Willink et al / Holotype ♀ Ipsiura catamarcae Bohart  [ FML]  . Los Nacimientos de Abajo , 1–15.i.1969, coll. A. Willink et al / Paratype 1♀ [BME]. 

Comments. The redescription above is based on the paratype female from Argentina: Catamarca, Los Nacimientos de Abajo. 


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Ipsiura catamarcae Bohart, 1985

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

Ipsiura catamarcae

Bohart 1985: 713

Neochrysis (Ipsiura) sobrina

Kimsey 1991: 509

Neochrysis (Ipsiura) catamarcae:

Linsenmaier 1997: 266