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Classification

Scelio phaeoprora Yoder

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

 

Scelio phaeoprora Yoder, 2014. Holotype: in CNCI, Ottawa. Type locality: Ivory Coast, Bouaké.

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Figures 91–96. Scelio phaeoprora, holotype female (OSUC 213076). 91 Habitus, dorsal view 92 Habitus, lateral view 93 Head and mesosoma, dorsal view 94 Head and mesosoma, lateral view 95 Head, anterior view 96 Metasoma, dorsal view. Scale bars in millimeters.

Distribution

Ivory Coast.

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. (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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