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Classification

Scelio striatus Priesner

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

 

Scelio striatus Priesner, 1951. Holotype: in USNM, Washington DC. Type locality: Al Ma’adi (Meadi), Egypt.

Scelio gaudens Nixon, 1958. Holotype: in The Natural History Museum, London (BMNH). Type locality: Mali. (Synonymy by Yoder et al. 2014).

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Figures 395–400. Scelio striatus Priesner, female (OSUC 212944). 395 Habitus, dorsal view 396 Habitus, lateral view 397 Mesosoma, dorsal view 398 Mesosoma, lateral view 399 Head, anterior view 400 Metasoma, dorsal view. Scale bars in millimeters.

Distribution

Botswana, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mali, Namibia, Nigeria, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Zimbabwe.

Link to distribution Map (Hymenoptera online database).

Biology

Host unknown, but probably an egg parasitoid of grasshoppers in the family Acrididae (Orthoptera).

References

Nixon, G. E. J. 1958. A synopsis of the African species of Scelio Latreille (Hymenoptera: Proctotrupoidea, Platygastridae). Trans. R. Entomol.Soc. Lond. 110:303-318.

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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