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Scelio harinhalai Yoder

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

 

Scelio harinhalai Yoder, 2014. Holotype: in CASC, San Fransisco. Type locality: 8km NW Amboasary, Berenty Private Reserve, 2500.40'S, 4618.20'E, 85m, Madagascar.

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Figures 293298. Scelio harinhalai. 293297 holotype female (CASENT 2132273), 298 paratype female (CASENT 8106088). 293 Habitus, dorsal view 294 Habitus, lateral view 295 Head and mesosoma, dorsal view 296 Head and mesosoma, lateral view 297 Head, anterior view 298 Propodeum, dorsal view. Scale bars in millimeters.

Distribution

Madagascar.

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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