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Classification

Scelio balo Valerio & Yoder

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

 

Scelio balo Valerio & Yoder, 2014. Holotype: in CNCI, Ottawa. Type locality: Bandundu Prov., Wamba River, Kikongo Mission, 0415'S, 1710'E, Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Figures 157162. Scelio balo, holotype female (OSUC 212375). 157 Habitus, dorsal view 158 Habitus, lateral view 159 Mesosoma, dorsal view 160 Mesosoma, lateral view 161 Head, anterior view 162 Metasoma, dorsal view. Scale bars in millimeters.

Distribution

Democratic Republic of Congo.

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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