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Classification

Scelio habilis Nixon

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

Scelio habilis Nixon 1958. Holotype: in The Natural History Museum, London (BMNH). Type locality

Scelio habilis

Distribution

South Africa.

Link to distribution Map (Hymenoptera online database).

Biology

Host unknown, but probably an egg parasitoid of grasshoppers in the family Acrididae (Orthoptera).

References

Nixon, G. E. J. 1958. A synopsis of the African species of Scelio Latreille (Hymenoptera: Proctotrupoidea, Platygastridae). Trans. R. Entomol.Soc. Lond. 110: 303-318.

Yoder, M., Valerio, A., Polaszek, A., Masner, L., Johnson, N. 2009. Revision of Scelio pulchripennis-group species (Hymenoptera, Platygastroidea, Platygastridae). ZooKeys 20: 53-118. (doi: 10.3897/zookeys.20.205).

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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