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Key to species in Scelio simoni group

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera;  Superfamily: Platygastroidea; Family Scelionidae; Subfamily: Scelioninae; Genus: Scelio)

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1. Mesopleural depression nearly completely smooth (Fig. 316); T6 in females not transversely divided by well-developed carina (Fig. 318); body light brown to brown; female body length 3.1 mm ... Scelio simonolus
 

Mesopleural depression predominantly sculptured with only small smooth patches if present (Fig. 322); T6 in females transversely divided by well-developed carina (Fig. 324); body dark brown to black; female body length 3.13.9 mm... 2
 


2. Eye with short microtrichia present between ommatidia (Fig. 311); males with notauli irregularly impressed, but clearly present; male RSS on A5, short, thick, node-like; female body length 3.13.7 mm (Fig. 307) ... Scelio simoni
 

Eye glabrous (Fig. 323); males with notauli absent; male RSS on A5 linear, finely carinate; female body length 3.83.9 mm (Fig. 319) ... Scelio vannoorti



Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. 2021. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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