Loboscelidia meifungae, Kimsey, Lynn S., 2012

Kimsey, Lynn S., 2012, Review of the odd chrysidid genus Loboscelidia Westwood, 1874 (Hymenoptera, Chrysididae, Loboscelidiinae), ZooKeys 213, pp. 1-40: 18-19

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.213.2985

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:5F46C718-ADCB-498A-9EB1-9FDF7C17F1C2

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/D05A300F-E49B-476E-98D4-970C53404F6B

taxon LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:act:D05A300F-E49B-476E-98D4-970C53404F6B

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scientific name

Loboscelidia meifungae
status

sp. n.

Loboscelidia meifungae  ZBK  sp. n. Figures 123042

Type material.

Holotype male: Borneo: Sarawak, sw Gunung Buda, 64 km s Linbang, 4°13'N, 114°56'E, 8-15 Nov. 1996, MT, Heydon & Fung (BME). Paratypes (44): 10 males, same data as holotype; 10 males: 16-28 Nov. 1996; 11 males: 22-28 Nov. 1996, MT, Heydon & Fung; 1 male: November 1996, Heydon & Fung; 1 male: 18 Nov. 1996, Heydon & Fung; 1 male: 23 Nov. 1996; Heydon & Fung; 1 male: Buda Camp, sw Gunung Buda, 64 km s Linbang, 4°11'N, 114°56'E, 4 Nov. 1996, MT, Heydon & Fung; 4 males: Malaysia: Sabah, Kinabalu NP, 800m, Poring Hot Springs Langanan Creek, 22/viii/1988, A. Smetana, B-138; 1 male: Poring Hot Springs, 520 m, 9/v/1987, A. Smetana; 1 male: 480-510 m, 30.viii/1988, A. Smetana, B163; 1 male: 510 m, 13/v/1987; 1 male: Kipungit Creek, 550 m, 26/viii/1988, A. Smetana; 1 male: Liwagu River Trail, 1550 m, 12/viii/1988, A. Smetana, B107 (BME, CNC).

Diagnosis.

This species belongs in the group of species having a flat medial vein and notauli, including Loboscelidia defecta  and Loboscelidia fulva  . It can be distinguished from other members of the group by the triangular frontal projection, presence of a scrobal sulcus, cu-a present (shared with Loboscelidia fulva  ) and midtibial flange absent.

Male description.

Body length 2.0-4.0 mm; forewing length 2.5-4.5 mm. Head (Fig. 12): length 1.8 –2.0× height in side view; eye asetose; frontal projection triangular in front view; frons smooth to microstriate; vertex without transverse fovea, posterior expansion strongly curved in profile; frons without discrete carina or ridge extending from vertex along inner eye margin; gena without scale-like setae; scape with some striae, length 2.1 –2.5× breadth; flagellomeres I and II length twice breadth; flagellomere XI length 4 × breadth. Mesosoma: pronotal length 0.7 –0.8× breadth, with lateral carina; scutum with notauli reaching posterior margin; scutellum with sublateral carina, with fine dense striae laterally; scrobal sulcus represented by series of pits; metanotum with medial ridge, impunctate laterally; propodeum without transverse dorsal carina; legs (Fig. 42) smooth, polished; forefemoral flange 0.5 –0.7× femur length, flange maximum width 0.8-1.0 × width of tubular part of femur; foretibial flange 0.6 –0.9× femur length, flange maximum width 1.0-1.5 x width of tubular part of tibia; midfemoral flange 0.7 –0.9× femur length, flange maximum width as wide as tubular part of femur; midtibial flange 0.7 × femur length, flange maximum width 1.2 × width of tubular part of tibia; hindfemoral flange 0.9 × femur length, flange maximum width as wide as tubular part of femur; hindtibial flange 0.9 × femur length, flange maximum width 1.7 × width of tubular part of tibia; hindtibia with two longitudinal carinae on posterior margin; hindcoxa without longitudinal carina on inner medial surface; forewing (Fig. 30) R1 length 0.5 –0.7× R length; cu-a length 0.4 –0.5× R length; Rs length 2.5 –3.0× R length; Cu+M length 0.7 –0.9× A length; medial vein submedially curved. Color: body brown to reddish brown; wing membrane brown-tinted, paler along vein remnants.

Female.

Unknown.

Etymology.

This species is named after Mei Lin “Stella” Fung one of the collectors.