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Classification

Scelio tono Yoder

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

 

Scelio tono 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 211216. Scelio tono, holotype female (OSUC 211832). 211 Habitus, dorsal view 212 Habitus, lateral view 213 Head and mesosoma, dorsal view 214 Head and mesosoma, lateral view 215 Head, anterior view 216 Metasoma, lateral view. Scale bars in millimeters.

Distribution

Cameroon, Central African Republic.

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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