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Classification

Scelio transtrum Yoder

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

 

Scelio transtrum Yoder, 2014. Holotype: in CNCI, Ottawa. Type locality: Lahij (Lahj), Yemen.

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Figures 281286. Scelio transtrum, holotype female (OSUC 212935). 281 Habitus, dorsal view 282 Habitus, lateral view 283 Head and mesosoma, dorsal view 284 Head and mesosoma, lateral view 285 Head, anterior view 286 Pronotum, oblique anterolateral view. tpc, transverse pronotal carina. Scale bars in millimeters.

Distribution

Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Yemen.

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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