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Classification

Scelio fremo Valerio & Yoder

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

 

Scelio fremo Valerio & Yoder, 2014. Holotype: in CNCI, Ottawa. Type locality: Estuaire Prov., Citrus orchard, Ntoum, Gabon.

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Figures 115120. Scelio fremo , holotype female (OSUC 212795). 115 Habitus, dorsal view 116 Habitus, lateral view 117 Mesosoma, dorsal view 118 Head and mesosoma, lateral view 119 Head, anterior view 120 Metasoma, dorsal view. Scale bars in millimeters.

Distribution

Gabon.

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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