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Chromoteleia congoana (Risbec)

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

Oxyscelio congoana Risbec, 1950. Holotype: in Museum National d'Histoire naturelle, Paris (MNHN). Type locality: Estuaire Province, Libreville, Gabon. Generic transfer by Masner (1976).


Holotype MNHN


Non-type OSUC


Distribution

Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria.

Link to online HOL OSU map: http://hol.osu.edu/map-large.html?id=4211

Biology

Unknown, but likely to be parasitoids of orthopteran eggs (Chen et al, 2018).

References

Chen H-y, Talamas EJ, Valerio AA, Masner L, Johnson NF 2018. Revision of the world species of the genus Chromoteleia Ashmead (Hymenoptera, Platygastridae, Scelioninae). ZooKeys 778: 1-95. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.778.25775

Risbec, J. 1950. Contribution à l’étude des Proctotrupidae (Serphiidae). Pages 511–639 in
Risbec J. Travaux du Laboratoire d’Entomologie du Secteur Soudanis de Recherches
Agronomiques. Gouvernement Général de l’Afrique Occidentale Française, Paris, 639 pp.

Credits

Photographs of holotype © Agnièle Touret-Alby (MNHN). https://science.mnhn.fr/institution/mnhn/collection/ey/item/ey11376

Photographs of non-type © Hua-yan Chen (OSUC).

Map illustration © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).

 

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