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Classification

Scelio erugatus Yoder

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

 

Scelio erugatus Yoder, 2014. Holotype: in BMNH, London. Type locality: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, Nigeria.

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Figures 359364. Scelio erugatus, holotype female (OSUC 213153). 359 Habitus, dorsal view 360 Habitus, lateral view 361 Head and mesosoma, dorsal view 362 Head and mesosoma, lateral view 363 Head, anterior view 364 Metasoma, lateral view. Scale bars in millimeters.

Distribution

Ghana, Nigeria.

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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