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Classification

Scelio ructo Yoder

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

 

Scelio ructo Yoder, 2014. Holotype: in CASC, San Francisco. Type locality: Antsiranana Auto. Prov., Montagne d’Ambre National Park, 12°31'13"S, 49°10'45"E, 1125m, Madagascar.

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Figures 133–138. Scelio ructo, holotype female (OSUC 2042190). 133 Habitus, dorsal view 134 Habitus, lateral view 135 Head and mesosoma, dorsal view 136 Head and mesosoma, lateral view 137 Head, anterior view 138 Lateral mesoscutum, dorsal view. nt, notaulus. Scale bars in millimeters.

Distribution

Madagascar.

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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