Ipsiura fritzi 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: 26-28

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Ipsiura fritzi Bohart, 1985


Ipsiura fritzi Bohart, 1985 

(Figs 63–66)

Ipsiura fritzi Bohart, 1985: 715  . Holotype ♀ [not examined]: PARAGUAY, Caaguazú (Coll. Manfredo Fritz). 

Diagnosis. Ipsiura fritzi  most closely resembles I. lata Bohart  and I. obidensis (Ducke)  . It is readily distinguished from these and other Ipsiura  species by the following combination of characters: fore femur with sparse and reduced punctation on outer surface (coarsely punctate in I. lata  and I. obidensis  ), and broad, round TFCAbout TFC arc (longer than broad in I. lata  , broader than long in I. obidensis  ). Additionally, I. fritzi  has T3 with six distal teeth; lower posterior margin of mesopleuron carinate, with distinct close together tooth-like projections, and large S2 spots touching medially.

Female description. Body (Fig. 63). Length: 7.4 mm. Coloration: head primarily green, with purplish blue highlights on vertex; F1 brownish green; mesosoma metallic green, with purplish blue highlights on dorsum, particularly on pronotum; metasoma metallic green, with distinct purple transverse stripes on T1 and T2, narrow basolateral whitish spot on T3; wing membrane light brown, with brown veins; femora and tibiae green; tarsi brown, hind basitarsus green. Head: TFCAbout TFC broad, enclosing the median ocellus, almost completely closed medially (Fig. 64); F1 longer than broad, 1.3× as long as F2; scapal basin covered with dense silvery pubescence. Mesosoma: fore femur without ventral tooth projection on distal margin, slightly flattened distally, 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; lower lateral pronotal surface smooth, punctate anteriorly, without distinct posterior area delimited by transverse ridge; metanotum irregularly punctate, slightly elevated medially, but not projecting above propodeum; mesopleural lower posterior margin strongly carinate, with distinct close together tooth-like projections. Metasoma: T3 with six acute distal teeth (Fig. 65), pit row with large foveae along distal margin, prepit swelling sloping gently; S2 spots large, touching medially (Fig. 66). Punctation: fore femur with sparse and reduced punctation on outer surface; largest punctures on T1, mesopleuron and metanotum.

Male. Unknown.

Host. Unknown.

Distribution. Paraguay (Caaguazú) ( Fig. 30View FIGURE 30).

Material examined. PARAGUAY: Caaguazú, xii.1977, coll. M. Fritz / Paratype 1♀ Ipsiura fritzi Bohart  (BME). 

Comments. The redescription above is based on the paratype female from Paraguay  : Caaguazú  .


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Ipsiura fritzi Bohart, 1985

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


Ipsiura fritzi

Bohart 1985: 715