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Classification

Scelio effervesco Yoder

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

 

Scelio effervesco Yoder, 2014. Holotype: in CASC, San Francisco. Type locality: Fianarantsoa Auto. Prov., Talatakely, Bellevue, Ranomafana National Park, 2115.99'S, 4725.21'E, 1020m, Madagascar.

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Figures 221226. Scelio effervesco, holotype female (CASENT 2134281). 221 Habitus, dorsal view 222 Habitus, lateral view 223 Head and mesosoma, dorsal view 224 Head and mesosoma, lateral view 225 Head, anterior view 226 Anterolateral mesosoma, dorsal view. Scale bars in millimeters.

Distribution

Madagascar.

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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