Loboscelidia rufa Fouts

Kimsey, Lynn S., 2012, Review of the odd chrysidid genus Loboscelidia Westwood, 1874 (Hymenoptera, Chrysididae, Loboscelidiinae), ZooKeys 213, pp. 1-40: 25

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Loboscelidia rufa Fouts


Loboscelidia rufa Fouts  

Loboscelidia rufa   Fouts 1925: 517. Syntype males; Philippines: Sibuyan (USNM).

Material studied.

Philippines: Misamis Or., Mt. Empagatao (1 male, BPBM); Sibuyan (2 males, USNM); Three specimens were seen including the syntypes.


This is another species in the group with complete notauli, scrobal sulcus and rectangular frontal projection. Loboscelidia rufa   can be separated from other members of the group by the combination of the hindtibial flange nearly twice as wide as the tubular part of the respective tibiae (shared with Loboscelidia kafae   ), flagellomeres I and II twice as long as broad or longer, and midtibial flange as long and as wide as the tubular part of the tibia.