Leucospis cayennensis Westwood, 1839

Lima, Alessandro Rodrigues & Dias, Priscila Guimarães, 2018, The New World species of Leucospis Fabricius, 1775 (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea, Leucospidae): an update of Bouček’s revision with description of two new species from Brazil, Zootaxa 4441 (1), pp. 1-45: 9-14

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scientific name

Leucospis cayennensis Westwood, 1839
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Leucospis cayennensis Westwood, 1839 

( Figs 9 View Figure , 10 View Figure )

Leucospis (Metallopsis) cayennensis Westwood, 1839: 264  –265, pl. 4, fig. 4. Lectotype ♂: French Guiana: Cayenne (MNHU, Berlin); Bouček 1974a: 92; Noyes 2017 (online catalog).

Leucospis cayennensis Westwood, 1839  ; Weld 1922: 15, Figs 1a, 17 View Figure , 24 View Figure ( Leucospidae  revision); Bouček 1974a: 92 –93, figs 107–110; Chandler et al. 1985: 170 –174 (hosts); Cooperband et al. 1999: 162, fig. 6 (hosts); Grissell & Cameron 2002: 277, fig. 10 (compared L. pinna  ); Noyes 2017 (online catalog).

Leucospis cayannensis Westwood, 1839  ; Burks 1961: 540 (misspelling, compared L. xylocopae  ); De Santis 1980: 272 (catalog—misspelling); Noyes 2017 (online catalog)

Leucospis tomentosa Kirby, 1883: 70  . Lectotype ♀: West Indies: St. Thomas (BMNH, London); Dalla Torre 1898: 407 (syn. L. cayennensis  ); Bouček 1974a: 92 (syn. L. cayennensis  ); Noyes 2017 (online catalog).

Leucospis distinguenda Schletterer, 1890: 269  –271. Holotype ♀: Brazil: Santa Catarina, Blumenau (NM, Vienna); Burks 1961: 540 (compared L. xylocopae  ); Bouček 1974a: 92 (syn. L. cayennensis  ); Noyes 2017 (online catalog).

Diagnosis. Occipital carina complete; POL about 1.0‒1.3× OOL; inner margin of eyes not emarginate; clypeus apically bilobate, with a conspicuous median tooth; dorsellum not carinate, short but strongly convex; propodeum densely pilose, median carina present, plicae present; hind coxa with smooth area extending over two-thirds of depression, without translucent lobe dorso-laterally; hind femur beneath coarsely and sparsely punctate; fore wing ambar, with apical fifth infuscate, and apical process of stigmal vein short, about 0.5× as long as uncus; in females, ovipositor long, reaching at least to dorsellum, small spiniform projection on posterior margin of the tergite VI slightly lower than spiracle level.

Distribution. Brazil (Acre, Amazonas, Minas Gerais, Pará, Rio de Janeiro, Santa Catarina, São Paulo), Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, St. Thomas, Trinidad, Venezuela.

Comments. This species has records widely distributed throughout South America and Brazil ( Figs 25 View Figure , 26 View Figure ), which suggests that it occurs at intermediate points where it has not yet been found. However, the record presented here for the state of Acre deserves to be highlighted as the first record of Leucospidae  in this still poorly-sampled region of the Brazilian Amazon.

Biology. Previously recorded as a parasitoid of the solitary bees Centris tarsata Smith, 1874  ( Chandler et al. 1985), C. bicornuta Mocsáry, 1899  , C. nitida Smith, 1874  , C. vittata Lepeletier, 1841  ( Cooperband et al. 1999), and C. analis (Fabricius, 1804)  ( Cooperband et al. 1999; Gazola & Garófalo 2003).

Material examined. (8♀, 15♂) Brazil, Acre, Rio Branco, Embrapa Acre, Área Aberta / Rancho P 2, 10°01'30.7"S; 67°42'06.1"W, Ninho n° 939, 4.vi.2012 (Data de emergência: 25.vi.2012), F.Pacheco Jr. leg. Trap nest. [1♀ UFMGAbout UFMG –IHY–1308727]GoogleMaps  ; Minas Gerais, Uberlândia, Margens do rio Araguari , Ninho de barro às margens do Rio Araguari , 18°50'50.0"S; 48°05'54.0"W, 632m, 7.x.2005 (Data de emergência: xi.2005), R.B. Martines leg. Trap nest [6♀ UFMGAbout UFMG –IHY–1613039 to UFMGAbout UFMG –IHY–1613044; 14♂ UFMGAbout UFMG –IHY–1613045 to UFMGAbout UFMG –IHY– 1613058]GoogleMaps  ; São Paulo, Santo Antônio do Pinhal, Centro, Habitat : Floresta Ombrófila montana, 22°49'32"S; 45°39'16"W, 8.i.2016, H.N. Vasconcelos & M.F.Vasconcelos leg. [1♀ PUCAbout PUC ‒MG‒ MCNAbout MCN ‒HYM‒01]. French Guiana, Cayenne [Lectotype ♂ MfN 13354View Materials, GBIF ‒ChalclSD ID:ChalD0081].GoogleMaps 

UFMG

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

PUC

Beijing University

MCN

McNeese State University

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Leucospidae

Genus

Leucospis

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Leucospis cayennensis Westwood, 1839

Lima, Alessandro Rodrigues & Dias, Priscila Guimarães 2018

2018
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Leucospis (Metallopsis) cayennensis

: 264 : 92

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Leucospis cayennensis

: 15 : 92 : 170 : 162 : 277

Loc

Leucospis cayannensis

: 540 : 272

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Leucospis tomentosa

: 70 : 407 : 92

Loc

Leucospis distinguenda

: 269 : 540 : 92