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Classification

Scelio bubulo Yoder

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

 

Scelio bubulo Yoder, 2014. Holotype: in BMNH, London. Type locality: Nkoemvom, Cameroon.

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Figures 163168. Scelio bubulo, holotype female (OSUC 213024). 163 Habitus, dorsal view 164 Habitus, lateral view 165 Head and mesosoma, dorsal view 166 Head and mesosoma, lateral view 167 Head, anterior view 168 Mesoscutellum, oblique dorsolateral view. Scale bars in millimeters.

Distribution

Cameroon, Ghana, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Uganda.

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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