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Platyscelio mzantsi Taekul & Johnson

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

Platyscelio mzantsi Taekul & Johnson, 2010. Holotype in Iziko South African Museum (SAMC). Type locality: Walker Bay Nature Reserve, 3427.414'S 1921.393'E (South Africa).

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Platyscelio_mzantsi_OSUC243790_propodeum_T1_dorsal  

Distribution

South Africa. 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: 97126.

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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