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Classification

Scelio pulchripennis Brues

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

Scelio pulchripennis Brues, 1906. Lectotype: in Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology, Cambridge, Massachusetts (MCZC). Type locality: Algoa Bay, South Africa.

Lectotype female

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Non-type female

Scelio pulchripennis

Distribution

South Africa.

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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