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Platyscelio mysterium Taekul & Johnson

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

Platyscelio mysterium Taekul & Johnson, 2010. Holotype in United States National Museum (USNM). Type locality: Serowe, Farmer’s Brigade, 22°22.998'S, 026°43.002'E (Botswana).

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Distribution

Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe. Link to distribution Map (Hymenoptera online database).

Biology

Probably a parasitoid of eggs of Conocephalus species (Orthoptera, Tettigoniidae).

Reference

Taekul, C., Johnson, N.F., Masner, L., Polaszek, A., Rajmohana, K. 2010. World species of the genus Platyscelio Kieffer (Hymenoptera, Platygastridae) ZooKeys 50: 97–126.

doi: 10.3897/zookeys.50.485

Credits

Photographs © Charuwat Taekul (Ohio State University).

 

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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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