HomeWasp classificationExpeditionsLinksFigWebBiodiversity ExplorerPermits

Platyscelio Kieffer

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

Platyscelio Kieffer 1905. Type species: Platyscelio pulchricornis Kieffer by monotypy.


Afrotropical species:

Platyscelio africanus Risbec, 1956 (widespread in Afrotropical region)

Platyscelio mysterium Taekul & Johnson, 2010 (Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe)

Platyscelio mzantsi Taekul & Johnson, 2010 (South Africa)


Indo-Australasian species:

 

Platyscelio arcuatus Taekul & Johnson, 2010 (Western Australia)

 

Platyscelio pulchricornis Kieffer, 1905 (Australia, Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Taiwan, Thailand, Vanuatu, Vietnam)

 

Platyscelio striga Taekul & Johnson, 2010 (Western Australia)


Distribution

Afrotropical, Australasian and Oriental regions. Link to distribution Map (Hymenoptera online database).

Biology

Egg parasitoids of Conocephalus species (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae).

References

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

Popovici OA, Masner L, Viciriuc M, Pintilioaie A, Notton DG & Talamas E. 2018. New distribution data for some charismatic tramp species of Platygastroidea (Hymenoptera). Zootaxa 4370: 1 22. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4370.1.1

Credits

Photographs Charuwat Taekul (Ohio State University).

 

Next genus: Probaryconus


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>).

Copyright 2004-2021 Iziko Museums of South Africa

customisable counter