Leucospis leucotelus Walker, 1852

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: 33

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Leucospis leucotelus Walker, 1852
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Leucospis leucotelus Walker, 1852 

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Leucospis leucotelus Walker, 1852: 41  . Lectotype ♀: Brazil: Pará (BMNH); Burks 1961: 540 (compared L. xylocopae  ); Bouček 1974a: 48, 50; De Santis 1980: 273 (catalog); Noyes 2017 (online catalog).

Leucospis apicalis Cresson, 1872: 30  . Lectotype ♀: Mexico (ANS, Philadelphia); Bouček 1974a: 48 (syn. L. leucotelus  ); Noyes 2017 (online catalog).

Diagnosis. Occipital carina conspicuous only behind ocellar triangle; POL about 1.0‒1.3× OOL; inner margin of the eyes almost straight; dorsellum convex, its lateral margin not distinctly carinate; propodeum pilose, median carina present but not evident, plicae present but not evident; hind coxal depression punctate, dorso-laterally thin, sharp; hind femur very broad, 1.72‒1.84× as long as broad, teeth excluded; fore wing in proximal two-thirds blackish and apical third subhyaline, with apical process of stigmal vein very short, about 0.25× as long as uncus; in female, tergite I with median furrow smooth; tergite VI without spiniform projection at posterior margin; ovipositor reaching dorsellum.

Distribution. Mexico, Guatemala, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Guyana, French Guiana, Brazil (Amazonas, Pará, Goiás, Mato Grosso, Minas Gerais, Santa Catarina).

Comments. This species is widely distributed throughout Brazil ( Figs 25 View Figure , 26 View Figure ). This is the first record from the state of Minas Gerais. 

Biology. Unknown.

Material examined. (2♀) Brazil, Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, UFMGAbout UFMG Pampulha, 28.x.1987 [ UFMGAbout UFMG ‒IHY‒ 1504418]; Belo Horizonte, UFMGAbout UFMG Pampulha, Estação Ecológica, 19°52'30"S, 43°58'20"W, 842m, malaise, 1‒ 8.x.1998, A.F. Kumagai leg. [ UFMGAbout UFMG ‒IHY‒1504417].

UFMG

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Leucospidae

Genus

Leucospis

Loc

Leucospis leucotelus Walker, 1852

Lima, Alessandro Rodrigues & Dias, Priscila Guimarães 2018

2018
Loc

Leucospis leucotelus

: 41 : 540 : 48 : 273

Loc

Leucospis apicalis

: 30 : 48