Loboscelidia cervix Maa & Yoshimoto,

Kimsey, Lynn S., 2012, Review of the odd chrysidid genus Loboscelidia Westwood, 1874 (Hymenoptera, Chrysididae, Loboscelidiinae), ZooKeys 213, pp. 1-40: 7

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Loboscelidia cervix Maa & Yoshimoto


Loboscelidia cervix Maa & Yoshimoto  Figure 23

Loboscelidia cervix  Maa and Yoshimoto 1961: 546. Holotype male; New Britain: Vudal, near Keravat (BPBM).

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New Britain: near Keravat only the holotype was seen.


This is one of two species, including Loboscelidia parva  , known from New Britain. Both have the notauli not reaching the posterior margin of the scutum (Fig. 23) and the frontal projection sublinear in front view. Loboscelidia cervix  can be distinguished from Loboscelidia parva  by the shorter scape (2.6 –2.8× as long as broad in Loboscelidia cervix  , 3.0 –3.1× in Loboscelidia parva  ), Rs more than 3 × as long as R (less than 3 × in Loboscelidia parva  ), cu-a longer than R (shorter in Loboscelidia parva  ) and partial scrobal sulcus (absent in Loboscelidia parva  ). The Australian species Loboscelidia ora  is the only other Loboscelidia  with long cu-a longer than R.