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Classification

Scelio destico Yoder

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

 

Scelio destico Yoder, 2014. Holotype: in CNCI, Ottawa. Type locality: Nyanza Prov., Nyangera, 0003'55.9"S, 3404'52.2"E, Kenya.

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Figures 227232. Scelio destico, paratype female (OSUC 214085). 227 Habitus, dorsal view 228 Habitus, lateral view 229 Head and mesosoma, dorsal view 230 Head and mesosoma, lateral view 231 Head, anterior view 232 Antenna, lateral view. Scale bars in millimeters.

Distribution

Benin, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, 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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