Loboscelidia fulva, 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: 12-13

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Loboscelidia fulva

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Loboscelidia fulva  ZBK  sp. n. Figs 62739

Type material.

Holotype male: Thailand: Nan Prov., Doi Phu Kha NP, 19°12'418"N, 101°4'809"E, 1326 m, MT, 15-22 Sept. 2007, Charoen & Nikom, T3217 (QSBG).


Loboscelidia fulva  is one of five species with a straight medial vein, including Loboscelidia meifungae  , Loboscelidia maculata  , Loboscelidia ora  and Loboscelidia defecta  . It can be distinguished from Loboscelidia ora  and Loboscelidia maculata  by having notauli, from Loboscelidia defecta  by having the cu-a vein one-half or more as long as R and Cu+M as long as A, and from Loboscelidia meifungae  by the rectangular frontal projection, Rs about 3 × as long as R and the scutellum coarsely areolate (smooth to longitudinally striate in Loboscelidia meifungae  ).

Male description.

Body length 2.5 mm; forewing length 3.0 mm. Head (Fig. 6): length 1.6 × height in side view; eye asetose; frontal projection rectangular in front view; frons with lateral ridge adjacent to eye margin; vertex without transverse fovea, posterior expansion strongly curved in profile; frons without carina or ridge extending from vertex along inner eye margin; gena without scale-like setae; scape smooth, length 2.7 × breadth; flagellomere I length 1.6 × breadth; flagellomere II length 1.7 × breadth; flagellomere XI length 3.5 –4.0× breadth. Mesosoma: pronotal length 0.8 × breadth, with lateral carina, as wide as head in dorsal view; scutum with notauli reaching posterior margin; scutellum posteriorly coarsely rugose; metanotum with three medial ridges, impunctate laterally, 0.4 × as long as scutellum; mesopleuron with scrobal sulcus; propodeum without transverse dorsal carina; legs (Fig. 39) smooth, polished; forefemoral flange 0.5 × femur length, flange maximum width 0.5 × width of tubular part of femur; foretibial flange 0.6 × tibial length, flange maximum width 0.8 × width of tubular part of tibia; midfemoral flange 0.6 × femur length, flange maximum width 0.6 × of tubular part of femur; midtibial flange 0.8 × femur length, flange maximum width 0.7 of tubular part of tibia; hindfemoral flange 0.8 × femur length, flange maximum width 0.6 × of tubular part of femur; hindtibial flange as long as tibia, flange maximum width 1.2 × of tubular part of tibia; hindtibia with two longitudinal carinae on posterior margin; hindcoxa with longitudinal carina on inner medial surface; forewing (Fig. 27) R1 length 0.6 × R length; cu-a length 0.6 × R length; Rs length 3.1 × R length; Cu+M as long as A ; medial vein flat. Color: body dark reddish brown; wing membrane brown-tinted, untinted along vein remnants.




The species name, Loboscelidia fulva  , refers to the brown body color (Latin, f.).