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Classification

Scelio parkeri Yoder

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

 

Scelio parkeri Yoder, 2014. Holotype: in CASC, San Fransisco. Type locality: Bezaha Mahafaly Special Reserve, 2341.19'S, 4435.46'E, 165m, Madagascar.

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Figures 305310. Scelio parkeri, holotype female (CASENT 2042035). 305 Habitus, dorsal view 306 Habitus, lateral view 307 Head and mesosoma, dorsal view 308 Head and mesosoma, lateral view 309 Head, anterior view 310 Mesopleuron and metapleuron, lateral view. Scale bars in millimeters.

Distribution

Madagascar.

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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