Loboscelidia sarawakensis Kimsey,

Kimsey, Lynn S., 2012, Review of the odd chrysidid genus Loboscelidia Westwood, 1874 (Hymenoptera, Chrysididae, Loboscelidiinae), ZooKeys 213, pp. 1-40: 26

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Loboscelidia sarawakensis Kimsey


Loboscelidia sarawakensis Kimsey 

Loboscelidia sarawakensis  Kimsey 1988: 75. Holotype male; Sarawak, 4th div., Gn. Lulu (BMNH).

Material studied.

Malaysia: Sarawak: Gunung Mulu NP (3 males, ROM, BME); Mentawai Range (1 male, ROM); 4th div., Gunung Lulu (1 male, BMNH); 5 males were seen including the holotype.


As discussed under Loboscelidia castanea  and Loboscelidia collaris  , Loboscelidia sarawakensis  is one of seven species with a triangular frontal projection, complete scrobal sulcus and complete notauli. Loboscelidia sarawakensis  can be separated from other members of the group by the combination of scape less than 2.5 × as long as broad, flagellomeres I and II twice as long as broad, flagellomere XI 3.3 × as long as broad, metanotum 0.3 × as long as scutellum, and fore, mid and hindtibial flanges as long as and at least as wide as tubular part of respective tibiae.