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Oxyscelio Kieffer

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

Oxyscelio Kieffer, 1907. Type species: Oxyscelio foveatus Kieffer, 1907, by monotypy.
Freniger Szabó, 1956. Type species: Freniger bicolor Szabó 1956, by monotypy and original designation. Synonymy by Burks et al., 2016)

Distribution

Afrotropical, Australasian, Oriental, Palaearctic regions.

Diversity

World total of 170 described species (Burks et al. 2013a, 2013b, Burks et al. 2016; Johnson et al. 2013).

Biology

A single host record, an exposed egg laid by an unknown orthopteran species onto plant tissue, is known for Oxyscelio perpensus Kononova (Kononova & Fursov, 2007).

References

Austin AD, Field SA. 1997. The ovipositor system of scelionid and platygastrid wasps (Hymenoptera: Platygastroidea): comparative morphology and phylogenetic implications. Invertebrate
Taxonomy
11: 1–87.28 doi: 10.1071/IT95048
Burks RA, Masner L, Johnson NF, Austin A. 2013. Systematics of the parasitic wasp genus Oxyscelio Kieffer (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae s.l.), Part I: Indo-Malayan and Palearctic fauna. ZooKeys 292: 1–263.29 doi: 10.3897/zookeys.292.3867
Burks RA, Masner L, Johnson NF, Austin A. 2013. Systematics of the parasitic wasp genus Oxyscelio Kieffer (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae s.l.), Part II: the Australian and south-west Pacific fauna. ZooKeys 331: 1–266.30 doi: 10.3897/zookeys.331.5152
Dodd AP. 1931. The genus Oxyscelio Kieffer, its synonymy and species, with a description of one new genus (Hymenoptera: Proctotrypoidea). Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland 42: 71–81.

Burks RA, Masner L, Johnson NF, Austin AD. 2016. Systematics of the parasitic wasp genus Oxyscelio Kieffer (Hymenoptera, Platygastridae s.l.), part III: African fauna. ZooKeys 565: 29–71.  doi:10.3897/zookeys.565.7185

Johnson NF, Burks RA, Austin A, Xu Z. 2013. Chinese species of egg-parasitoids of the genera Oxyscelio Kieffer, Heptascelio Kieffer and Platyscelio Kieffer (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae s.l., Scelioninae). Biodiversity Data Journal 1: e987.35 doi: 10.3897/bdj.1.e987
Kieffer JJ. 1907. Beschreibung neuer Prototrypiden aus Java. (Hym.) Zeitschrift für Systematische Hymenopterologie und Dipterologie 7: 310–313.
Kononova SV, Fursov VN. 2007. [A review of the genera Calotelea, Calliscelio, and Oxyscelio (Scelioninae, Scelionidae, Proctotrupoidea) from the Palaearctic fauna.] Zoologicheskii Zhurnal 86: 52–65.
Masner L. 1976. Revisionary notes and keys to world genera of Scelionidae (Hymenoptera: Proctotrupoidea). Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada 97: 1–87. doi:
10.4039/entm10897fv
Mikó I, Vilhelmsen L, Johnson NF, Masner L, Pénzes Z. 2007. Skeletomusculature of Scelionidae (Hymenoptera: Platygastroidea): head and mesosoma. Zootaxa 1571: 1–78.
Szabó J. 1956. Neue Gattungen und Arten der Scelioniden aus Ost-Afrika und Mittel-Amerika. Opuscula Zoologica (Budapest) 1: 47–52.

Credits

Photographs by Candice Owen © (Iziko South African Museum).

 

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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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