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Classification

Scelio dupondi Yoder

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

 

Scelio dupondi Yoder, 2014. Holotype: in CNCI, Ottawa. Type locality: 15km
E Klaserie, Guernsey Farm, South Africa.

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Figures 6772. Scelio dupondi, paratype female (OSUC 213048). 67 Habitus, dorsal view 68 Habitus, lateral view 69 Mesosoma, dorsal view 70 Mesosoma, lateral view 71 Head, anterior view 72 Metasoma, ventral view. Scale bars in millimeters.

Distribution

South Africa.

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. (doi: 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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