Loboscelidia nigricornis Fouts,

Kimsey, Lynn S., 2012, Review of the odd chrysidid genus Loboscelidia Westwood, 1874 (Hymenoptera, Chrysididae, Loboscelidiinae), ZooKeys 213, pp. 1-40: 21

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Loboscelidia nigricornis Fouts


Loboscelidia nigricornis Fouts 

Loboscelidia nigricornis  Fouts 1925: 517. Holotype male; Philippines: Mindanao, Surigao (USNM).

Material studied.

Philippines: Mindanao I., Agusan, Esperanza Bagugan, Matibog Creek (1 male, BPBM); 6 specimens were seen including the otype series.


This is one of several species with a flat medial vein and rectangular frontal projection. In males, the absence of cu-a and the scape more than 3.3 × as long as broad are characteristics Loboscelidia nigricornis  shares with Loboscelidia halimunensis  . Loboscelidia defecta  can be distinguished from Loboscelidia halimunensis  by Rs less than twice as long as broad (longer in Loboscelidia halimunensis  ) and longer pronotum (1.2 × as long as broad, versus as long as broad or broader in Loboscelidia halimunensis  ).