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Classification

Scelio chapmani Nixon

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

Scelio chapmani Nixon, 1958. Holotype: in The Natural History Museum, London (BMNH). Type locality:

Scelio chapmani - WaspWeb

Scelio chapmani Nixon, female (OSUC 212119). 55 Habitus, dorsal view 56 Habitus, lateral view 57 Head and mesosoma, dorsal view 58 Head and mesosoma, lateral view 59 Head, anterior view 60 Propodeum, lateral view. Scale bars in millimeters.

Distribution

Cameroon, Central African Republic, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Yemen, Zimbabwe. MAP

Biology

Host: unknown.

Reference

Nixon, G. E. J. 1958. A synopsis of the African species of Scelio Latreille (Hymenoptera: Proctotrupoidea, Platygastridae). Trans. R. Entomol.Soc. Lond. 110: 303-318.

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 Andy Polaszek (The Natural History Museum, London)

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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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