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Classification

Scelio latro Yoder

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

 

Scelio latro Yoder, 2014. Holotype: in CNCI, Ottawa. Type locality: Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.

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Figures 193198. Scelio latro. 193, 194, 196, 198 holotype female (OSUC 250953) 195, 197 paratype female (OSUC 212968). 193 Habitus, dorsal view 194 Habitus, lateral view 195 Mesosoma, dorsal view 196 Head and mesosoma, lateral view 197 Head, anterior view 198 Propodeum and base of metasoma, dorsal view. Scale bars in millimeters.

Distribution

Malawi, Tanzania.

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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