Ipsiura leucobasis ( Mocsáry, 1913 ),

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: 38

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Ipsiura leucobasis ( Mocsáry, 1913 )


Ipsiura leucobasis ( Mocsáry, 1913) 

( Figs 96–101View FIGURES 96 – 101)

Chrysis leucobasis Mocsáry, 1913: 12  . Holotype ♀ [examined by photos]: BRAZIL: Santa Cruz (HNHM). Neochrysis (Ipsiura) leucobasis: Bohart 1966: 142  .

Ipsiura leucobasis: Bohart 1985: 711  .

Diagnosis. Ipsiura leucobasis  most closely resembles I. boliviana Bohart. Both  species have six irregular distal teeth on T3, pit row obsolescent, except for small lateral pits, females with conspicuous golden hairs on S2 and S3, and T3 with narrow basolateral whitish spot. Ipsiura leucobasis  is generally shorter than I. boliviana  (9 mm vs. 11 mm), narrow upper genal space (shorter than 1.2× MOD long) and lacking the shallow depression on the median area of pronotum, which is characteristic of I. boliviana  .

Female description. Body ( Fig. 96View FIGURES 96 – 101). Length: 9 mm. Coloration: head predominantly green blue, with faint purple highlights on vertex; F1 brown; mesosoma metallic green, with purplish blue highlights on dorsum, particularly on pronotum and mesoscutum; metasoma metallic greenish blue, with transverse purplish stripes on dorsum of T2 and T1; T3 with narrow lateral whitish spot; wing membrane light brown, with brown veins; femora and tibiae green; tarsi brownish, hind basitarsus brownish green. Head: TFC enclosing the median ocellus, roundshaped but slightly interrupted medially ( Fig. 97View FIGURES 96 – 101); upper genal space narrow, about 1.2× MOD long; F1 longer than broad, 1.3× as long as F2; scapal basin with dense silvery pubescence laterally, with narrow polished stripe medially. Mesosoma: fore femur without flattened area or ventral tooth-like projection on outer surface of 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; lower lateral pronotal surface smooth, irregularly punctate anteriorly, without distinct posterior area delimited by transverse ridge; metanotum rounded, without differentiated surface; mesopleural lower posterior margin carinate, with distinct tooth-like projections. Metasoma: T3 with six irregular distal teeth ( Fig. 98View FIGURES 96 – 101), pit row obsolescent, indicated by small lateral pits, with distinct prepit swelling but sloping gently; S2 spots medium-sized, nearly reaching each other medially ( Fig. 99View FIGURES 96 – 101). Punctation: fore femur impunctate on outer surface; largest punctures on T1, mesopleuron and metanotum; T3 with shallow and separated punctures.

Male. Same as female except for the characteristic shape of S2 spots as shown in Fig. 99View FIGURES 96 – 101, and without long hairs on S2 and S3. Genital capsule ( Fig. 100View FIGURES 96 – 101): aedeagus lobes broad, elaborate, strongly convergent apically; digitus narrow, slightly shorter than cuspis, broad apically, clavate; gonostylus and cuspis setose apically.

Variation. Body length 7.8–9.2 mm.

Host. Unknown.

Distribution. Argentina (Corrientes); Brazil (AM, ES, MG, PR, SC, SP); Costa Rica (Puntarenas); Panama (Colon); Paraguay (Caaguazú, Guairá, San Pedro) ( Fig. 101View FIGURES 96 – 101).

Material examined. BRAZIL: Santa Cruz / Holotype ♀ ( HNHM). 

Additional material. ARGENTINA: Corrientes, Las Marias 10. xi.1969, 1 ♀, coll. C.C. Porter [BME]  . Córdova, Dep. Punika V Harmosa xii.1942, 1 ♀, coll. M.J. Viana [BME]. BRAZIL  : Amazonas, Manaus 4. iii.1986, 1 ♀, coll. Bert Klein [ INPA]  . Espírito Santo, Conc. Da Barra 25. ix.1969, 1 ♀, coll. C.T. & C. Elias [BME]  . Minas Gerais, Barbacena 2. xi.1906, 1 ♀, coll. A. Ducke [ MPEG]  . Marliéria 09–16. xi.2003, 2 ♀, coll. J.C.R. Fontenelle [ UFES]  . Same data except 08–15. xi.2001, 1 ♀ [ UFES], 11–18  . xi.2007, 1 ♀ [UFES]. Serra da Canastra, São José do Barreiro 6. vii.1988, 1 ♀, coll. J. Camargo [RPSP]. Tapira 30. xi.1965, 1 ♀, coll. C. Elias [ DZUP]  . Paraná, Curitiba 7. xi.1967, 1 Ƌ [ DZUP]  . Santa Catarina, Nova Teutonia xii.1964, 2 ♀, coll. Fritz Plaumann [BME]  . São Paulo, Campinas iii.1921, 1 Ƌ, coll. F.X. Williams [BME]. Ipiranga, 1Ƌ [BME]  . COSTA RICA: Puntarenas, RB Carara, Estac. Quebrada Bonita viii.1989, 1 ♀, coll. Hanson [BME]  . Puntarenas, PN Corcovado, Est Sirena v.1989, 1 ♀ [BME]  . PARAGUAY: Caaguazú xi.1979, 1 Ƌ, coll. Manfredo Fritz [BME]. Paso Yobai, 1♀ [BME]. Tacuaras, 1Ƌ [BME]. 

Comments. The redescription above is based on a female from Brazil: Amazonas, Manaus.


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Hungarian Natural History Museum (Termeszettudomanyi Muzeum)


Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia


Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi


Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo


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














Ipsiura leucobasis ( Mocsáry, 1913 )

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

Chrysis leucobasis Mocsáry, 1913 : 12

Bohart 1966: 142
Mocsary 1913: 12

Ipsiura leucobasis:

Bohart 1985: 711