Loboscelidia novoguineana Kimsey,

Kimsey, Lynn S., 2012, Review of the odd chrysidid genus Loboscelidia Westwood, 1874 (Hymenoptera, Chrysididae, Loboscelidiinae), ZooKeys 213, pp. 1-40: 22

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Loboscelidia novoguineana Kimsey


Loboscelidia novoguineana Kimsey 

Loboscelidia novoguineana  Kimsey 1988: 74. Holotype male; Papua New Guinea, East Highlands, Aiyura (BPBM).

Material studied.

Papua New Guinea: Mt. Suckling (1 male, CNC); Ivimka Res. Station, Lakekamu Basin (3 males, BME); 5 males were seen, including the holotype.


As discussed under Loboscelidia nigricephala  , Loboscelidia novoguineana  is one of five species with a wide flattened frontal projection. It can be distinguished from these species by the partial notauli, scrobal sulcus indicated by a scrobal pit or several pits, and the fore, mid and hindtibial flanges present and narrower than the respective tibiae. This is the only Loboscelidia  species described from New Guinea but there surely must be more.