Loboscelidia rufescens Westwood,

Kimsey, Lynn S., 2012, Review of the odd chrysidid genus Loboscelidia Westwood, 1874 (Hymenoptera, Chrysididae, Loboscelidiinae), ZooKeys 213, pp. 1-40: 25

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Loboscelidia rufescens Westwood


Loboscelidia rufescens Westwood 

Loboscelidia rufescens  Westwood 1874: 172. Syntype males (not females); “Sul” (Sula) Isl. (OUMNH).

Material studied.

Indonesia: Sula Island, Malaysia: Sarawak; only the 2 syntype of Loboscelidia rufescens  Westwood were seen.


Loboscelidia rufescens  is another of the species characterized by having a curved medial vein, rectangular frontal projection and no scrobal sulcus, as discussed under Loboscelidia philippinensis  . In this group Loboscelidia rufescens  differs from Loboscelidia nasiformis  and Loboscelidia cinnamonea  in having cu-a well-developed and half as long as R. It can be separated from Loboscelidia philippinensis  , and Loboscelidia levigata  by the combination of the scape and flagellomere XI less than twice as long as broad, flagellomeres I and II less than 1.7 × as long as broad and hindtibial flange less than 0.7 × as wide as tubular part of tibia.