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Exochrysis tolteca (Mocsαry)
NEOCHRYSIS ALABAMENSIS MOCSARY
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Exochrysis tolteca, face
Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab; Photographer: Josh · 9
Exochrysis tolteca, face

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Exochrysis tolteca, tail
Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab; Photographer: Josh · 9
Exochrysis tolteca, tail
Exochrysis tolteca
Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab; Photographer: Josh · 9
Exochrysis tolteca

Exochrysis tolteca
R. M. Bohart and L. S. Kimsey, 1982 · 9
Exochrysis tolteca
Exochrysis tolteca, tail
R. M. Bohart L. S. Kimsey, 1982 · 1
Exochrysis tolteca, tail

Exochrysis tolteca, wing
Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab; Photographer: Erika Tucker · 1
Exochrysis tolteca, wing
Exochrysis tolteca, tail
Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab; Photographer: Erika Tucker · 1
Exochrysis tolteca, tail

Exochrysis tolteca, tail
Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab; Photographer: Erika Tucker · 1
Exochrysis tolteca, tail
Exochrysis tolteca, face
Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab; Photographer: Erika Tucker · 1
Exochrysis tolteca, face

Exochrysis tolteca, forefemur
R. M. Bohart and L. S. Kimsey, 1982 · 1
Exochrysis tolteca, forefemur
Overview
Taken from: R. M. Bohart and L. S. Kimsey. 1982. A Synopsis of the Chrysididae in America North of Mexico.


Neochrysis (Exochrysis) alabamensis (Mocsary)
(Figs. 466, 468)

Chrysis alabamensis Mocsary 1914:49. Holotype female, Alabama Budapest).

Discussion: Bohart (1963) synonymized this species with panamensis. Reexamination of the types has led us to reverse this decision. N. alabamensis can be distinguished from panamensis by the “pinched’, sharply edged forefemur (fig. 466), malar space longer than 1.0 MOD, F-I 2.4 to 2.6 times as long as wide and F-V wider than long.
These characteristics in panamensis are: forefemur rounded (fig. 465), malar space less than 1.0 MOD, F-I length 3.0 times width, and F-V about as wide as long. The only member of Exochrysis found north of Mexico, alabamensis can be immediately distinguished by the basomedial projection of the propodeum. The sternal spots are as far apart as wide (males) or three times as far apart as wide (females). Body length is about 8.5 mm).

Host: Podium rufipes (Fabricius) and P. luctuosum F. Smith (Krombein 1958, 1967).

Material examined: 9 males, 10 females including type.

Distribution: Georgia, Florida, Maryland, Kansas, Oklahoma, Virginia, Arkansas, North Carolina, Louisiana, District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. Collection dates are April through November.



Subgenus Exochrysis Bohart
Neochrysis (Exochrysis) Bohart 1966:141. Generotype: Chrysis panamensis Cameron 1888, original designation.
Diagnosis: T-III with four apical teeth, pit row distinct or represented by a deep crease, no nearly complete lateral pronotal carina, a sharp or peglike projection basomedially on propodeum, irons with TFC, six described species but only one in America north of Mexico: alabamensis (Mocsary).



Subgenus Neochrysis Linsenmaier

Pleurocera (Neochrysis) Linsenmaier 1959:74. Generotype: Chrysis punctatissima Spinola 1840 (nec Villers 1789 = carina Brulle 1846), original designation.
Diagnosis: T-III with four apical teeth and pit row nearly or entirely absent, no lateral pronotal carina, propodeum simple, frons without TFC, seven or eight described species but only two in America north of Mexico: arizonensis Kimsey and montezuma (Cameron).

Key to Neochrysis

1. Propodeum with basomedial projection (subgenus Exochrysis) ……………………………………………………………………..alabamensis (Mocsary)
Propodeum without basomedial projection ……………………………………………2
2. Pronotum without almost complete, well developed lateral carina; T-III pit row obsolete to completely lacking (fig. 469); frons without cross carina or subcarinae extending back to ocelli (fig. 467); T-III with four apical teeth (subgenus Neochrysis) ……………………………………………………………………………………………..3
Pronotum with practically complete, well developed lateral carina (fig. 464); T-III pit row well developed (fig. 471); frons with cross carina and/or with carinae extending back to ocelli; T-III with six apical teeth in nearctic species (subgenus Ipsiura) ………………4
3. F-I twice as long as broad or shorter; T-III with basolateral whitish spot; male F-I-III with erect white hairs, 1.0 MOD long or longer (fig. 467) …………...arizonensis Kimsey
F-I over twice as long as broad, usually 2.5 to 3.0 times; T-III without a basolateral whitish spot; male F-I-III without long white hairs ……………….montezuma (Cameron)
4. Forefemur with distinct angle or tooth beneath (fig. 464); T-III pit row preceded by a strong transverse swelling; pits large and elongate (fig. 464) …………neolateralis Bohart
Forefemur without distinct angle or tooth beneath; T-III pit row preceded by a gentle transverse swelling, pits small and nearly hidden in a creaselike pit row (fig. 470) ……..5
5. T-III with basolateral whitish spot ………………………………...genbergi (Dahlbom)
T-III without basolateral whitish spot ……………………………..pilifrons (Cameron)

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