Ipsiura cooperi 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: 18-19

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http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4165.1.1

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scientific name

Ipsiura cooperi Bohart, 1985
status

 

Ipsiura cooperi Bohart, 1985 

( Figs 35–39View FIGURES 35 – 39)

Ipsiura cooperi Bohart, 1985: 714  . Holotype ♀ [not examined]: COSTA RICA: Cartago, Turrialba ( NMNHAbout NMNH)  .

Diagnosis. Ipsiura cooperi  can be readily distinguished from other Ipsiura  species by the following combination of characters: lateral pronotal carina irregular and not protruding; metanotum distinctively raised medially; T3 strongly convex, with lateral whitish spot, four acute distal teeth, pit row obscured, indicated only laterally; tarsi whitish; S2 spots small, oval and widely separated medially; and scapal basin with broad medial polished stripe.

Female description. Body ( Fig. 35View FIGURES 35 – 39). Length: 5.5 mm. Coloration: head predominantly blue; F1 brown; mesosoma metallic blue, with faint transverse bluish stripe on dorsum of pronotum; metasoma metallic blue, with transverse purplish stripes on dorsum of T1 and T2; T3 with large lateral whitish spot; wing membrane light, with brown veins; femora and tibiae bluish; tarsi whitish. Head: TFCAbout TFC enclosing the median ocellus, widely interrupted medially ( Fig. 36View FIGURES 35 – 39); F1 longer than broad, 1.3× as long as F2; scapal basin with dense silvery pubescence laterally, broad polished stripe medially. Mesosoma: fore femur without ventral tooth or flattened area on outer surface of distal margin, diameter of distal area 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 wide as or slightly wider than head; lower lateral pronotal surface punctate anteriorly, with distinct posterior area delimited by transverse ridge, lateral carina irregular and not protruding; metanotum distinctly raised medially; mesopleural lower posterior margin crenate, without tooth-like projections. Metasoma: T3 with four acute distal teeth ( Fig. 37View FIGURES 35 – 39), pit row obsolescent, indicated by small partially obscured lateral pits, without prepit swelling; S2 spots small, oval and widely separated medially ( Fig. 38View FIGURES 35 – 39). Punctation: tiny and sparse punctures on outer surface of fore femur; largest punctures on T1, mesopleuron and metanotum.

Male. Unknown.

Host. Unknown.

Distribution. Brazil (SP); Costa Rica (Cartago) ( Fig. 39View FIGURES 35 – 39).

Remarks. Ipsira cooperi  is readily distinguished from all other Ipsiura  species by the metanotum raised medially, unique in this species.

Material examined. BRAZIL: São Paulo, Luis Antônio , Est. Ecol. Jataí 21º37’26’’S 47º48’26’’O, 11.xi.2009, 1♀, coll. NW Perioto [ LRRP]GoogleMaps  . Teodoro Sampaio, Sítio São Francisco , 20.x.2011, 1♀, coll. P.R. Lopes [ RPSPAbout RPSP]  .

Comments. The redescription above is based on a female from Brazil: São Paulo, Luis Antônio.

NMNH

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

TFC

Universidad de La Laguna

RPSP

Universidade de Sao Paulo

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Chrysididae

Genus

Ipsiura

Loc

Ipsiura cooperi Bohart, 1985

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

2016
Loc

Ipsiura cooperi

Bohart 1985: 714