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Scelio apospastos Yoder

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

 

Scelio apospastos Yoder, 2014. Holotype: in CNCI, Ottawa. Type locality: Chishawasha, Zimbabwe.

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Figures 341346. Scelio apospastos, holotype female (OSUC 213044). 341 Habitus, dorsal view 342 Habitus, lateral view 343 Head and mesosoma, dorsal view 344 Head and mesosoma, lateral view 345 Head, anterior view 346 Metasoma, lateral view. Scale bars in millimeters.

Distribution

Malawi, South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe.

Link to distribution Map (Hymenoptera online database).

Biology

Host unknown, but probably an egg parasitoid of grasshoppers in the family Acrididae (Orthoptera).

References

Yoder, M., Valerio, A., Polaszek, A., van Noort, S., Masner, L., Johnson, N. 2014. Monograph of the Afrotropical species of Scelio Latreille (Hymenoptera, Platygastridae), egg parasitoids of acridid grasshoppers (Orthoptera, Acrididae). ZooKeys 380: 1-188.

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.380.5755

Credits

Photographs Matt Yoder.
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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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