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Classification

Scelio concavus Yoder

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

 

Scelio concavus Yoder, 2014. Holotype: in NMKE, Nairobi. Type locality: Ol Pejeta Conservancy, 0101.306'N, 3654.818'E, Kenya.

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Figures 353358. Scelio concavus, holotype female (OSUC 214035). 353 Habitus, dorsal view 354 Habitus, lateral view 355 Head and mesosoma, dorsal view 356 Head and mesosoma, lateral view 357 Head, anterior view 358 Metasoma, lateral view. Scale bars in millimeters.

Distribution

Kenya, Rwanda.

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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