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Classification

Scelio exophthalmus Yoder

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

 

Scelio exophthalmus Yoder, 2014. Holotype: in BMNH, London. Type locality: Nkoemvom, Cameroon.

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Figures 7378. Scelio exophthalmus, holotype female (OSUC 212123). 73 Habitus, dorsal view 74 Habitus, lateral view 75 Head and mesosoma, dorsal view 76 Head and mesosoma, lateral view 77 Head, anterior view 78 Head, lateral view. Scale bars in millimeters.

Distribution

Cameroon.

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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