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Classification

Scelio clypeatus Yoder

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

 

Scelio clypeatus Yoder, 2014. Holotype: in OSUC, Columbus. Type locality: Bia National Park, 0632'34"N, 0303'06"W, 190m, Ghana.

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Figures 347352. Scelio clypeatus, holotype female (OSUC 213552). 347 Habitus, dorsal view 348 Habitus, lateral view 349 Head and mesosoma, dorsal view 350 Head and mesosoma, lateral view 351 Head, anterior view 352 Clypeus and mouthparts, anterior view. gp, glabrous patch on anterior gena below eye and posterior to malar sulcus. Scale bars in millimeters.

Distribution

Gabon, Ghana, Zimbabwe.

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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