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Classification

Scelio crepo Yoder

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

 

Scelio crepo Yoder, 2014. Holotype: in CNCI, Ottawa. Type locality: Tanga Reg., hills, Amani, Tanzania.

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Figures 175180. Scelio crepo, holotype female (OSUC 212511). 175 Habitus, dorsal view 176 Habitus, lateral view 177 Head and mesosoma, dorsal view 178 Head and mesosoma, lateral view 179 Head, anterior view 180 Metasomal T6, dorsal view. Scale bars in millimeters.

Distribution

Tanzania.

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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