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Classification

Scelio gemo Yoder

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

 

Scelio gemo Yoder, 2014. Holotype: in CNCI, Ottawa. Type locality: Kabarole Dist., 20km SE Fort Portal, Makerere University Biological Field Station (MUBFS), 033.08'N, 3021.54'E, 1570m, Uganda.

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Figures 181186. Scelio gemo, holotype female (OSUC 212932). 181 Habitus, dorsal view 182 Habitus, lateral view 183 Head and mesosoma, dorsal view 184 Head and mesosoma, lateral view 185 Head, anterior view 186 Head, interantennal process, oblique anterodorsal view. iapc, interantennal process carina. Scale bars in millimeters.

Distribution

Central African Republic, Uganda.

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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