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Classification

Scelio somaliensis Yoder

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

 

Scelio somaliensis Yoder, 2014. Holotype: in CNCI, Ottawa. Type locality: Mogadishu, Shabelle (Shabelli) Valley, Afgooye (Afgoi), Somalia.

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Figures 275280. Scelio somaliensis, holotype female (OSUC 212608). 275 Habitus, dorsal view 276 Habitus, lateral view 277 Head and mesosoma, dorsal view 278 Head and mesosoma, lateral view 279 Head, anterior view 280 Mouthparts, anterior view. Scale bars in millimeters.

Distribution

Somalia.

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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