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Classification

Scelio mauritanicus Risbec

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

 

Scelio mauritanicus Risbec, 1950. Lectotype: in Museum National d'Histoire Naturellle, Paris (MNHN). Type locality: Trarza Rég., Rkîz, Mauritania.

Scelio cahirensis Priesner, 1951. Holotype: in USNM. Type localityPyramids, Egypt. Synonymy by Yoder et al. 2014.

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Figures 85–90. Scelio mauritanicus Risbec, female (OSUC 213146). 85 Habitus, dorsal view 86 Habitus, lateral view 87 Head and mesosoma, dorsal view 88 Head and mesosoma, lateral view 89 Head, anterior view 90 Head, lateral view. pn, pronotal nucha. Scale bars in millimeters.

Distribution

Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Egypt, Eritrea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.

Link to distribution Map (Hymenoptera online database).

Biology

Host: unknown.

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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