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Classification

Scelio corion Nixon

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

Scelio corion Nixon, 1958. Lectotype: in The Natural History Museum, London (BMNH). Type locality: Mali: central flood plain of Niger river.

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Distribution

Burkino Faso, Mali, Niger, Nigeria.

Link to distribution Map (Hymenoptera online database).

Biology

Egg parasitoid of Hieroglyphus daganensis Krauss (Orthoptera: Acrididae, Hemiacridinae); Kraussaria Uvarov (Orthoptera: Acrididae, Cyrtacanthacridinae);  Sherifuria haningtoni Uvarov (Orthoptera: Acrididae, Acridinae).

References

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., Masner, L., Johnson, N. 2009. Revision of Scelio pulchripennis-group species (Hymenoptera, Platygastroidea, Platygastridae). ZooKeys 20: 53-118. (doi: 10.3897/zookeys.20.205).

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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