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Classification

Scelio retifrons Yoder

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

 

Scelio retifrons Yoder, 2014. Holotype: in CNCI, Ottawa. Type locality: Lamto Research Station, 0613'N, 0502'W, Ivory Coast.

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Figures 389394. Scelio retifrons, holotype female (OSUC 213170). 389 Habitus, dorsal view 390 Habitus, lateral view 391 Head and mesosoma, dorsal view 392 Head and mesosoma, lateral view 393 Head, anterior view 394 Metasoma, lateral 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.

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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