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Classification

Scelio mutio Yoder

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

 

Scelio mutio Yoder, 2014. Holotype: in FMNH, Chicago. Type locality: Blue Duiker Trail, ~2.5km W Storms River Mouth, Tsitsikamma Section, Garden Route National Park, 3401.05'S 2352.66'E, 100m, South Africa.

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Figures 199204. Scelio mutio, holotype female (OSUC 244035). 199 Habitus, dorsal view 200 Habitus, lateral view 201 Head and mesosoma, dorsal view 202 Head and mesosoma, lateral view 203 Head, anterior view 204 Apex of metasoma, dorsal view. Scale bars in millimeters.

Distribution

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.

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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