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Classification

Scelio grunnio Yoder

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

 

Scelio grunnio Yoder, 2014. Holotype: in CNCI, Ottawa. Type locality: Lola Pref., Mount Nimba, 074142'N, 0823'W, 514740m, Guinea.

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Figures 187192. Scelio grunnio, holotype female (OSUC 213098). 187 Habitus, dorsal view 188 Habitus, lateral view 189 Head and mesosoma, dorsal view 190 Head and mesosoma, lateral view 191 Head, anterior view 192 Apex of metasoma, dorsal view. Scale bars in millimeters.

Distribution

Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Guinea.

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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