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Classification

Scelio simoni Yoder

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

 

Scelio simoni Yoder, 2014. Holotype: in SAMC, Cape Town. Type locality: Cape Town, Constantiaberg, 3402'S, 1823'E, 460m, South Africa.

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Figures 311316. Scelio simoni, 311, 313, 315 paratype female (OSUC 250748); 312, 314, 316 holotype female (OSUC 214201). 311 Habitus, dorsal view 312 Habitus, lateral view 313 Head and mesosoma, dorsal view 314 Head and mesosoma, lateral view 315 Head, anterior view 316 Mesonotum, dorsal view. Scale bars in millimeters.

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).

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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