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Classification

Scelio ipomea Risbec

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

 

Scelio ipomeae Risbec, 1950. Lectotype: in Museum National d'Histoire Naturellle, Paris (MNHN). Type locality: Bambey, Senegal.

 

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Figures 263–268. Scelio ipomeae Risbec, female (OSUC 213040). 263 Habitus, dorsal view 264 Habitus, lateral view 265 Head and mesosoma, dorsal view 266 Head and mesosoma, lateral view 267 Head, anterior view 268 Base of metasoma, lateral view. T1, first metasomal tergite. Scale bars in millimeters.

Distribution

Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Eritrea, Kenya, Nalawi, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Yemen, Zimbabwe.

Link to distribution Map (Hymenoptera online database).

Biology

Solitary egg parasitoid of Locusta migratoria (Linnaeus) [Orthoptera: Acrididae].

References

Risbec, J. 1950. Contribution à l'étude des Proctotrupidaw (Serphiidae). Proctotrupidés des la Section technique d'Agricultures tropicale (A.O.F.) et Proctotrupidés du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (Afrique et Colonies françaises). Travaux du Laboratoire d'Entomologie du Secteur Soudanais de Recherches Agronomiques, Gouvernement Générale de l'Afrique Occidentale Françaises. 639 pp.

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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