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Classification

Scelio quasiclypeatus Yoder

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

 

Scelio quasiclypeatus Yoder, 2014. Holotype: in BMNH, London. Type locality: Nkoemvom, Cameroon.

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Figures 377382. Scelio quasiclypeatus, paratype female (OSUC 211218). 377 Habitus, dorsal view 378 Habitus, lateral view 379 Head and mesosoma, dorsal view 380 Head and mesosoma, lateral view 381 Head, anterior view 382 Metasoma, lateral view. Scale bars in millimeters.

Distribution

Botswana, Cameroon, Gabon, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania.

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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