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Chromoteleia Ashmead

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

Chromoteleia Ashmead, 1893. Type species: Chromoteleia semicyanea Ashmead, 1893 by monotypy  and original designation.

Distribution

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

Biology

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

Reference

Ashmead, W. H. 1893. A monograph of the North American Proctotrypidae. Bull. U. S. Nat, Mus.45. 472 pp.

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 © Hua-yan Chen (OSUC).

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

 

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