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Classification

Scelio susurro Yoder

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

 

Scelio susurro Yoder, 2014. Holotype: in SAMC, Cape Town. Type locality: 38.6km (173) S Lidjombo, Dzanga-Ndoki National Park, 0221.60'N, 1603.20'E, 350m, Central African Republic.

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Figures 205210. Scelio susurro, holotype female (OSUC 213654). 205 Habitus, dorsal view 206 Habitus, lateral view 207 Head and mesosoma, dorsal view 208 Head and mesosoma, lateral view 209 Head, anterior view 210, Metasoma, lateral view. Scale bars in millimeters.

Distribution

Central African Republic, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria.

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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