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Classification

Scelio baoli Risbec

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

Scelio baoli Risbec 1950. Lectotype: in Museum National d'Histoire Naturellle, Paris. Type locality: Senegal: M'Bambey.

Scelio baoli

Distribution

Benin, Botswana, Mozambique, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Link to distribution Map (Hymenoptera online database).

Biology

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

References

Risbec, J. 1950. Contribution à l'étude des Proctotrupidae (Serphiidae). Proctotrupidés des la Section technique d'Agricultures tropicale (A.O.F.) et Proctotrupidés du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (Afrique et Colonies françaises). Travaux du Laboratoire d'Entomologie du Secteur Soudanais de Recherches Agronomiques, Gouvernement Générale de l'Afrique Occidentale Françaises. 639 pp.

Yoder, M., Valerio, A., Polaszek, A., Masner, L., Johnson, N. 2009. Revision of Scelio pulchripennis-group species (Hymenoptera, Platygastroidea, Platygastridae). ZooKeys 20: 53-118. (doi: 10.3897/zookeys.20.205).

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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