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Classification

Scelio philippinensis Ashmead

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

 

Scelio philippinensis Ashmead, 1905. Holotype: in USNM, Washington DC. Type locality: Manila, Philippines.

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Figures 239244. Scelio philippinensis Ashmead, female (OSUC 213315). 239 Habitus, dorsal view 240 Habitus, lateral view 241 Head and mesosoma, dorsal view 242 Head and mesosoma, lateral view 243 Head, anterior view 244 Anterolateral portion of mesosoma, dorsal view. Scale bars in millimeters.

Distribution

Afrotropical region: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mozambique.

Oriental region: Philippines.

Link to distribution Map (Hymenoptera online database).

Biology

Emerged from Oxya Serville 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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