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Classification

Scelio ntchisii Yoder

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

 

Scelio ntchisii Yoder, 2014. Holotype: in CNCI, Ottawa. Type locality: Ntchisi forest Reserve, 1500m, Malawi.

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Figures 269274. Scelio ntchisii, holotype female (OSUC 212835). 269 Habitus, dorsal view 270 Habitus, lateral view 271 Head and mesosoma, dorsal view 272 Head and mesosoma, lateral view 273 Head, anterior view 274 Propodeum, dorsal view. prn, propodeal nucha. Scale bars in millimeters.

Distribution

Malawi.

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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