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Classification

Scelio scomma Yoder

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

 

Scelio scomma Yoder, 2014. Holotype: in CASC, San Francisco. Type locality: Toliara Auto. Prov., Andohahela
N.P., Tsimelahy, 2456.21'S 4637.60'E, 180m, Madagascar.

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Figures 139144. Scelio scomma. 139 Habitus, dorsal view, paratype female (CASENT 2042253) 140 Habitus, lateral view, holotype female (CASENT 2133165) 141 Mesosoma, dorsal view, paratype female (CASENT 2042253) 142 Head and mesosoma, lateral view, holotype female (CASENT 2133165) 143 Head, anterior view, holotype female (CASENT 2133165) 144 Metasomal segment 2, lateral view, paratype female (CASENT 2042253). 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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