Lomachaeta ibarrai Casal, 1969

Williams, Kevin A., Cambra, Roberto A., Bartholomay, Pedro R., Luz, David R., Quintero, Diomedes & Pitts, James P., 2019, Review of the genus Lomachaeta Mickel, 1936 (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae) with new species and sex associations, Zootaxa 4564 (1), pp. 101-136: 119-121

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4564.1.4

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scientific name

Lomachaeta ibarrai Casal, 1969
status

 

Lomachaeta ibarrai Casal, 1969  

( Figs 11 View FIGURES 9–14 , 17 View FIGURES 15–20 )

Lomachaeta ibarrai Casal, 1969: 33   . Holotype, ♀, Argentina, Buenos Aires, Burzaco (AMNH).

Diagnosis. FEMALE. The following characters are diagnostic: the head and mesosoma are reddish-brown, the metasoma is blackish; the pronotal spiracle is scarcely swollen; the propodeal spiracle is sharply dentiform; the head is 1.1 × wider than the mesosoma; the lateral propodeal face has a few complete areolations; the mesosoma is elongate, with the thoracic dorsal length slightly less than its width; the mesosomal dorsum is tightly areolate without subparallel thickened setae; the T1 shape is sub-disciform, often with dorsal and anterior faces separated by a weak carina; T2 has distinct separated punctures, numerous subappressed black setae, and mostly smooth intervals; and the S6 lateral carina is low angular. Body length 5 mm.

MALE. Unknown.

Material examined. Type material. Holotype of Lomachaeta ibarrai   , ♀, ARGENTINA, Buenos Aires, Burzaco, XII.1947, F.C. Sud ( AMNH, Figs 11 View FIGURES 9–14 , 17 View FIGURES 15–20 ). Other material. ARGENTINA: Buenos Aires, Glew, I.1975, Carpintero (1 ♀, MIUP).  

Distribution. Known only from Buenos Aires Province, Argentina.

Remarks. Based on the tight mesosomal sculpture, this species forms an apparent group with L. vianai   and L. meloi   , sp. nov., which are the only females known from southern South America. To this point, only one of those three species, L. vianai   , has been associated with a male. The apparently disparate ranges of these three females, coupled with the morphological differences listed in the key below, make treating them as separate species the most reasonable hypothesis for now. Association of males with L. ibarrai   and L. meloi   or molecular sequence data might disprove or support the current taxonomic arrangement.

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Mutillidae

Genus

Lomachaeta

Loc

Lomachaeta ibarrai Casal, 1969

Williams, Kevin A., Cambra, Roberto A., Bartholomay, Pedro R., Luz, David R., Quintero, Diomedes & Pitts, James P. 2019
2019
Loc

Lomachaeta ibarrai

Casal 1969: 33
1969