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Female. Fazenda São João, Diamantina, MT, Brazil, 450m, 5.II.1981, Ekis & Young col.
Female. Body length 12 mm, fore wing length 11.6 mm.
Head. Flagellum broken at F40, F1 2 times longer than wide, F2 1.8 times longer than wide, flagellomeres beyond second about as long as wide; malar space ¾ basal width of mandible; MS/EH 0.33; TW/EW 0.67; occipital carina weak ventrally, not meeting the hypostomal carina; oral opening width 1.16 times clypeo–antennal distance; clypeus height 0.3 times its width, protruding and bordered by carina; OS/MS 2.08; OOD/OD 1.33; face smooth, swollen medially; temple smooth; maxillary palpal segments 2–4 swollen.
Mesosoma. Entirely smooth; notauli very shallow anteriorly, otherwise absent (Fig. 10); epicnemial carina nearly absent (Fig. 11); precoxal sulcus absent; propodeum with median carina complete. Legs:tarsal claws pectinate; hind coxa smooth dorsally.Wings: dusky; R1/R2 0.42; R1/recurrent vein 0.62; 1CUa/1cu-a 1.85; basella/mediella 0.4.
Metasoma. T1 length/width 1.15; T2 length/width 0.7; T3 length/width 0.58; all terga smooth except for medio-longitudinal carina on T1 and T2; OL/HBTL 0.22; HTS/HBTL 0.3.
Colour. Body colour black, except mesothorax orange to infuscate orange.
Bolivia, Mapiri and Santa Cruz; Brazil, Mato Grosso.
This species was known only from male until the present study. The female is very similar to male, but has a larger body size, and differs in some wing vein proportions and the smoother face. The diagnostic characters of the species (e.g. notauli virtually absent, whole body with smooth sculpturing, reduced epicnemial carina) are present in the female specimen examined.
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