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Classification

Scelio janseni Yoder

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

 

Scelio janseni Yoder, 2014. Holotype: in BMNH, London. Type locality: Limpopo Prov., nr. Den Staat Farm, by Limpopo River, Samaria Farm, 2211.504'S 2916.812'E, 1750ft, South Africa.

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Figures 7984. Scelio janseni. 7981 holotype female (OSUC 222129), 8284 paratype female (OSUC 212237). 79 Habitus, dorsal view 80 Habitus, lateral view 81 Mesosoma, dorsal view 82 Head and mesosoma, lateral view 83 Head, anterior view 84 Metasoma, ventral-oblique view. Scale bars in millimeters.

Distribution

Cameroon, Kenya, 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

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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