Loboscelidia defecta Kieffer,

Kimsey, Lynn S., 2012, Review of the odd chrysidid genus Loboscelidia Westwood, 1874 (Hymenoptera, Chrysididae, Loboscelidiinae), ZooKeys 213, pp. 1-40: 10

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Loboscelidia defecta Kieffer


Loboscelidia defecta Kieffer 

Loboscelidia defecta  Kieffer 1916b: 18. Syntype male, female; Philippines: Palawan (Insel Palavan), Puerto Princesa (MNHN, lost?).

Material studied.

Viet Nam: Karyu Danar (1 male, BPBM), Thailand: Mae Hong Son Pr., Namtok Mae Surin NP (1 male, BME); Nakhon Si Pr., Thammarat Namtok Yong (1 male, QSBG); Surat Thani Pr., Khao Sok Np, Klong Morg unit (1 male, BME); Chiang Mai Pr., Doi Chiangdao NP (1 male, QSBG); Malaysia: Sarawak, Gunung Lulu National Park (1 male ROM); 6 specimens were seen that appear to fit the original description.


The types of Loboscelidia defecta  are apparently lost. However, based on Kieffer's (1916a) illustration it is one of the species that lacks a cu-a vein. In the same paper Kieffer attributed Loboscelidia defecta  and Loboscelidia inermis  to a 1915 paper he gives in the 1916a paper as "Philippine J. Sci. v. 10 p?", but there was evidently no paper published by Kieffer in 1915 in volume 10 of this journal. Instead, Loboscelidia defecta  Kieffer and Loboscelidia inermis  Kieffer were published as new species one month after the 1916a paper ( 1916b). The 1915 date may have been a mistake on his part caused by delays in publication of the description paper in the Philippine Journal of Science.