Ipsiura goeldii ( Ducke, 1907 ),

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: 30-32

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Ipsiura goeldii ( Ducke, 1907 )


Ipsiura goeldii ( Ducke, 1907) 

( Figs 73–77View FIGURES 73 – 77)

Chrysis goeldii Ducke, 1907: 17  . Lectotype Ƌ [examined by photos]: BRAZIL: Pará, Óbidos (BMNH). Designed by Bohart, in Kimsey & Bohart (1991: 509).

Chrysis albibasalis Mocsáry, 1913  . Holotype Ƌ [not examined]: BRAZIL: São Paulo (HNHM). Synonymized by Kimsey & Bohart (1991: 509).

Ipsiura goeldi: Bohart 1985: 711  .

Neochrysis (Ipsiura) goeldi: Linsenmaier 1985: 466  .

Diagnosis. Ipsiura goeldii  most closely resembles I. longiventris (Ducke)  . It can be distinguished from that and other Ipsiura  species by the bluish green body color and coarse punctation. In addition, the following combination of characters is diagnostic of I. goeldii  : fore femur punctate on outer surface; T3 without distinct prepit swelling, six acute distal teeth; medium-sized S2 spots, and the subrectangular TFC enclosure.

Male description. Body ( Fig. 73View FIGURES 73 – 77). Length: 6.7 mm. Coloration: head predominantly green blue, with distinct purple highlights on vertex; F1 green; mesosoma metallic green, with distinct blue highlights on dorsum, especially of pronotum and mesoscutum; metasoma metallic green blue, with transverse purple stripes on dorsum of T1 and T2, bluish highlights broadly disseminated on dorsum; T3 with bluish highlights on dorsum, with lateral whitish spot; wing membrane light brown, with brown veins; femora and tibiae greenish; tarsi brownish, basitarsi green. Head: TFC enclosing the median ocellus, closed medially and forming a subrectangular enclosure ( Fig. 74View FIGURES 73 – 77); F1 longer than broad, 1.1× as long as F2; scapal basin with dense silvery pubescence; fore femur without flattened area or ventral tooth-like projection 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 pronotal surface coarsely punctate anteriorly, with distinct posterior area delimited by transverse ridge; metanotum rounded, without differentiated surface; mesopleural lower posterior margin carinate, with indistinct tooth-like projections. Metasoma: T3 with six acute distal teeth ( Fig. 75View FIGURES 73 – 77), pit row completely exposed, with large, deep foveae, without prepit swelling; S2 spots medium-size to large, nearly reaching each other medially ( Fig. 76View FIGURES 73 – 77). Punctation: coarse punctation on whole body; fore femur punctate externally; largest punctures on T1, mesopleuron and metanotum.

Female. Same as male except for the characteristic shape of S2 spots touching medially as shown in Fig. 76View FIGURES 73 – 77.

Variation. Body length 6.7– 7 mm.

Hosts. Unknown.

Distribution. Argentina ( Formosa, Santa Fe); Brazil (ES, MG, PA, PR, SC, SP); Paraguay ( San Pedro) ( Fig. 77View FIGURES 73 – 77).

Material examined. BRAZIL: Pará, Óbidos / Lectotype Ƌ Chrysis goeldii Ducke  ( BMNH). 

Additional material. ARGENTINA: Formosa, Arroyo 10. viii.1977, 1 Ƌ, coll. Porter, Stange & Fidalgo [BME]. Same data except 11  . viii.1977, 1 Ƌ [BME]. Santa Fé, 1♀, coll. Piquete [BME]. BRAZIL  : Espírito Santo, Santa Tereza 5. vi.1966, 1 Ƌ, coll. C.T. & C. Elias [ DZUP]  . Minas Gerais, Barbacena 9. xi.1905, 1 ♀, coll. A. Ducke [ MPEG]. Passos 9  . ix.1963, 1 Ƌ, coll. Claudionor Elias [BME]. Pará, Faro 14  . i.1901, 1 Ƌ, coll. A. Ducke [MPEG].

Same data except 16. xii.1905, 1 Ƌ [ MPEG], 14  . xii.1906, 1 ♀ [MPEG]. Óbidos 22. xii.1904, 1 ♀, coll. A. Ducke [BME]. Pará, 1♀, coll. A. Ducke [ MPEG]  . Pará 20. xi.1907, 1 ♀ [ MPEG]  . Óbidos 2. i.1907, 1 Ƌ, coll. A. Ducke [ MPEG]. Paraná, Araucária 18  . ii.1965, 1 ♀, coll. Mitchell Moure [DZUP]. Santa Catarina, Nova Teutonia vi.1968, 1 ♀, coll. Fritz Plaumann [BME]. Same data except i.1970, 2 ♀ 3Ƌ, [BME]  . São Paulo, Teodoro Sampaio, Parque Estadual Morro do Diabo , Sítio São Francisco 20. x.2011, 1 ♀, coll. P.R. Lopes [ RPSP]  . Same data except Sítio Manoel 18. x.2011, 1 ♀ [ RPSP]. PARAGUAY  : San Pedro, Cororo 5. xii.1983, 1 Ƌ, coll. M. Wasbauer [BME]  . Alto Paraguay 11. ix.1997, 1 Ƌ, coll. B. Garcett [ INBPY]  .

Comments. The redescription above is based on a male from Brazil: Pará, Óbidos.


Universidad de La Laguna


Universidade Federal do Parana, Colecao de Entomologia Pe. Jesus Santiago Moure


Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi


Universidade de Sao Paulo














Ipsiura goeldii ( Ducke, 1907 )

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

Chrysis goeldii

Kimsey 1991: 509
Ducke 1907: 17

Chrysis albibasalis Mocsáry, 1913

Kimsey 1991: 509

Ipsiura goeldi:

Bohart 1985: 711

Neochrysis (Ipsiura) goeldi:

Linsenmaier 1985: 466