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Classification

Scelio nitens Brues

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

Scelio nitens Brues 1906. Holotype: in Museum of Comparative Zoology, Massachusetts. Type locality

Scelio nitens

Distribution

Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe.

Link to distribution MAP (Hymenoptera online database).

Biology

Host unknown, but probably an egg parasitoid of grasshoppers in the family Acrididae (Orthoptera).

Reference

Brues, C.T. 1906. Descriptions of parasatic Hymenoptera from Cape Colony. Bull. Wisc. Nat. Hist. Soc. 4: 103-112.

Yoder, M., Valerio, A., Polaszek, A., Masner, L., Johnson, N. 2009. Revision of Scelio pulchripennis-group species (Hymenoptera, Platygastroidea, Platygastridae). ZooKeys 20: 53-118. (doi: 10.3897/zookeys.20.205).

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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