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Classification

Scelio simonolus Yoder

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

 

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

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Figures 317322. Scelio simonolus, paratype female (OSUC 250745). 317 Habitus, dorsal view 318 Habitus, lateral view 319 Head and mesosoma, dorsal view 320 Head and mesosoma, lateral view 321 Head, anterior view 322 apex of metasoma, 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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