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Classification

Scelio igland Yoder

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

 

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

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Figures 127132. Scelio igland. 127131 paratype female (CASENT 2042209), 132 holotype female (CASENT 8106886). 127 Habitus, dorsal view 128 Habitus, lateral view 129 Mesosoma, dorsal view 130 Mesosoma, lateral view 131 Head, anterior view 132 Base of metasoma (segments 13), lateral 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. (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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