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Classification

Scelio bayanga Yoder

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

 

Scelio bayanga Yoder, 2014. Holotype: in SAMC, Cape Town Type locality: 21.4km (53°) NE Bayanga, Mabéa Bai, 510m, 03°02.01'N, 16°24.57'E, Central African Republic

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Figures 49–54.Scelio bayanga, holotype female (OSUC 211845). 49 Habitus, dorsal view 50 Habitus, lateral view 51 Mesosoma, dorsal view 52 Mesosoma, lateral view 53 Head, anterior view 54 Metasoma, dorsal view. Scale bars in millimeters.

Distribution

Central African Republic.

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. (doi: 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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