Ipsiura lata 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: 35-37

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Ipsiura lata Bohart, 1985


Ipsiura lata Bohart, 1985 

( Figs 89–95View FIGURES 89 – 95)

Chrysis lateralis Brullé, 1846: 26  (nom. praeocc., nec Dahlbom, 1845). Lectotype ♀ [not examined]: BRAZIL: Paraná,

Guaratuba (MNHN). Designed by Bohart, in Kimsey & Bohart (1991: 510). Ipsiura lata Bohart, 1985: 716  . Holotype Ƌ [examined]: BRAZIL: Amazonas, Manaus (MZUSP). Pleurocera (Ipsiura) lateralis: Linsenmaier 1959: 74  .

Neochrysis (Ipsiura) lateralis: Bohart 1966: 142  .

Diagnosis. Ipsiura lata  most closely resembles I. obidensis (Ducke)  and I. fritzi Bohart. It  can be distinguished from those and other species of Ipsiura  by the following combination of characters: T3 with six acute distal teeth (the lateral teeth are obtuse in I. obidensis  ); metanotum distinctly cristate medially ( Fig. 92View FIGURES 89 – 95) (irregularly serriform in I. obidensis  and slightly cristate in I. fritzi  ); TFCAbout TFC longer than broad (broader than long in I. obidensis  , nearly rounded in I. fritzi  ); fore femur coarsely punctate on outer surface (almost completely impunctate in I. fritzi  ) and the lower posterior mesopleural margin with three well-separated tooth-like projections (projections closer together in I. obidensis  and I. fritzi  ).

Holotype redescription. Body ( Fig. 89View FIGURES 89 – 95). Length: 8.5 mm. Coloration: head predominantly green, with faint bluish purple highlights on vertex; F1 brownish green; mesosoma metallic green, with faint bluish purple highlights on dorsum, particularly on pronotum; metasoma metallic green, with transverse purple stripes on dorsum of T1 and T2; T3 with bluish highlights dorsally, with lateral whitish spot; wing membrane light brown, with brown veins; femora and tibiae greenish; tarsi brownish, hind basitarsus green. Head: TFCAbout TFC enclosing the median ocellus, completely closed medially ( Fig. 90View FIGURES 89 – 95); F1 longer than broad, 1.3× as long as F2; scapal basin covered with silvery pubescence. Mesosoma: fore femur with flattened area on outer surface of distal margin but not producing into a tooth projection ventrally, 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 punctate anteriorly, without distinct posterior area delimited by transverse ridge; metanotum serriform to cristate medially ( Fig. 92View FIGURES 89 – 95); mesopleural lower posterior margin carinate, with three well-separated tooth-like projections. Metasoma: T3 with six acute distal teeth ( Fig. 91View FIGURES 89 – 95), pit row completely exposed, with well definite, shallow foveae, prepit swelling sloping gently; S2 spots large, touching medially ( Fig. 93View FIGURES 89 – 95). Punctation: outer surface of fore femur coarsely punctate; largest punctures on T1, mesopleuron and metanotum. Genital capsule ( Fig. 94View FIGURES 89 – 95): cuspis as long as gonostylus, sharp apically; digitus shorter than cuspis, broader apically than basally, clavate; gonostylus broader than cuspis basally; gonostylus and cuspis setose apically; aedeagus lobes robust, blunt apically.

Female. Same as male except for the characteristic shape of S2 spots as shown in Fig. 93View FIGURES 89 – 95.

Variation. One female ( Brazil: Maranhão, Peritoró 9.vi.1978 coll. M.F Torres–BME) has the odd condition of T3 with five irregular distal teeth, as noticed in holotype of I. spiculella  (see discussion below). Despite its wide distribution, I. lata  exhibits little morphological variation. Some specimens have lateral teeth on T3 more obtuse than typical. Additionally, the body coloration varies from usual greenish pattern to primarily bluish in specimens collected in northeast Brazil (Paraíba: Sta. Terezinha, Soledade; Rio Grande do Norte: Mossoró; Bahia: Milagres, Jequié). Body length 6.8–8.5 mm.

Hosts. Unknown.

Distribution. Argentina (Buenos Aires, Catamarca, Chaco, Cordoba, Entre Rios, Mendoza, Salta, Santa Fe, Tucumán); Brazil (AL, AM, AP, BA, MG, MS, MT, PA, PB, PE, PR, RN, SE, SP); Paraguay ( San Pedro) ( Fig. 95View FIGURES 89 – 95).

Material examined. BRAZIL: Amazonas, Manaus , ii.7.1976, coll. R. Bohart / Holotype Ƌ Ipsiura lata Bohart  ( MZUSPAbout MZUSP). Same data of holotype / Paratypes 1♀ 4Ƌ [BME]  . Mato Grosso do Sul, Corumbá iv / Paratype 1♀ [BME]  . Amapá, Macapá Pacoval 7.xi.1978 coll. W. França / Paratype 1Ƌ [BME]  . Pará, Óbidos 4.i.1907 A. Ducke / Paratype 1♀ [BME]. Santarém / Paratype 1♀ [BME]  . São Paulo, São Paulo iv.1957 / Paratype 1♀ [BME]  . Paraíba, Soledade / Juazeirinho 25.xi.1955 coll. José Azevedo / Paratype 1Ƌ [BME]. Same data except 09.iii.1956 coll. Aristoteles Silva / Paratype 1Ƌ [BME]  . PARAGUAY: San Pedro, Cororo Rio Ypane 28.xi.1983 coll. M. Wasbauer / Paratype 1Ƌ [BME]  . ARGENTINA: 26 km W Dique Los Molinos El Paraíso , Cordoba i.1974 coll. Martinez / Paratype 1♀ [BME]  . Salta, Cachi 20.i.1966 coll. C.C. Porter / Paratype 1Ƌ [BME]. Cosquin Sierra de Cordoba 1.iii.1920 coll. Cornell University Expedition / Paratypes 1Ƌ 1♀ [BME]  . Santa Fe, Estancia La Noria, Rio San Javier 17.ii.1912 coll. G.E. Bryant / Paratype 1Ƌ [BME]  . Tucumán, Famailla iv.1947 coll. B.L. Garcia / Paratype 1♀ [BME]  . Entre Rios, Palmar Colon i.1974 coll. Manfredo Fritz / Paratypes 2♀ [BME]  . Salta, Pocitos vii.1971 coll. Manfredo Fritz / Paratype 1Ƌ [BME]  . Salta, Tartagal xi.1971 coll. Manfredo Fritz / Paratype 1♀ [BME]  . Chaco, San Bernardo coll. Di Iorio / Paratype 1♀ [BME].

Additional material. BRAZIL: Alagoas, Olho D’água do Casado 27.viii.2002, 1Ƌ, coll. Débora Moura [ LEBIC]  . Poço da Ingazeira 28.x.2005, 1♀, coll. Débora Moura [ LEBIC]  . Amazonas, Manaus , campus UFAM 26  .viii.1978, 1♀, coll. Bert Klein [INPA]. Manaus, campus UFAM vi.1982, 3 Ƌ, coll. J.A. Rafael [INPA]. Manaus INPAAbout INPA 14View Materials  .v.1981, 1♀, coll. J.A. Rafael [INPA]. Manaus 11.vi.1982, 3♀, coll. J.A. Rafael [ INPAAbout INPA]  . Manaus 29.vi.1982, 1Ƌ, coll. J.A. Rafael [ INPAAbout INPA]  . Bahia, Jequié , DIRFAV 29.vii.2006, 1♀, coll. J.C. Silva-JR [ RPSPAbout RPSP]  . Jequié, UESB II 9.xii.2006, 2♀, coll. J.R. Silva-Jr [RPSP]. Same data except 20.xi.2006, 1♀ [ RPSPAbout RPSP]  , 25.xi.2006, 3♀ 1Ƌ [RPSP]. Milagres 17.iii.2012, 7Ƌ 3♀, coll. F. Zanella & D. Lucena [ RPSPAbout RPSP]  . Mato Grosso, Três Lagoas , Faz. Dr. José Mendes 30.v.1964, 1♀ [ MZUSPAbout MZUSP]  . Minas Gerais, Passos 1963-1965, 4Ƌ 1♀, coll. C. Elias [ MZUSPAbout MZUSP]  . Pará, Rio Trombetas 11.i.1968, 1Ƌ [ MZUSPAbout MZUSP]  . Paraíba, João Pessoa 22.i.2001, 1♀, coll. P. Medeiros [ LEBIC]  . Sta. Terezinha, Faz. Tamanduá 14.xii.2009, 1♀, coll. K.D.V.S. Messias [LEBIC]. Same data except 28.ii.2011, 1♀, coll. A.D.A. Lima [ LEBIC]  . Pernambuco, Chã Grande 17.iii.2002, 1♀, coll. P. Milet & S. Pinto [ LEBIC]  . Rio Grande do Norte, Serra Negra do Norte , ESEC-Seridó 02.vii.1995, 1♀, coll. F.C.V. Zanella [ LEBIC]  . Same data except 18.vi.1995, 1Ƌ [ LEBIC]  . São Paulo, Barueri 17.ii.1962, 1♀, coll. K. Lenko [ MZUSPAbout MZUSP]  . Ibirá x.1953, 1 Ƌ, coll. Dirings [ MZUSPAbout MZUSP]  . Ribeirão Preto , campus USPAbout USP 14View Materials  .xii.1972, 1♀, coll. M. Mazucato [RPSP]. Same data except 20.vi.1972, 1♀ [ RPSPAbout RPSP]  . Ribeirão Preto 4.viii.1986, 1♀, coll. G.M. Faria [ RPSPAbout RPSP]  . Ribeirão Preto 15.i.1975, 1♀, coll. M. Mazucato [ RPSPAbout RPSP]  . Same data except 22.i.1973, 1Ƌ [ RPSPAbout RPSP]  . São Paulo x.1962, 1 Ƌ, coll. I. Carlos [ MZUSPAbout MZUSP]  . São Paulo 1953, 1Ƌ, coll. Dirings [ MZUSPAbout MZUSP]  . Sergipe, Canindé do São Francisco 23.ix.2005, 1♀, coll. Débora Moura [ LEBIC]  . Same data except 28.vi.2005, 1Ƌ [ LEBIC]  .


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Ipsiura lata Bohart, 1985

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


Chrysis lateralis Brullé, 1846 : 26

Brulle 1846: 26


Neochrysis (Ipsiura) lateralis:

Bohart 1966: 142