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Classification

Scelio tristis Nixon

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

Scelio tristis Nixon, 1958. Holotype: in The Natural History Museum, London (BMNH). Type locality: Rwenzori (Ruwenzori) Mountains, 6000ft, Uganda.

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Distribution

Uganda.

Link to distribution Map (Hymenoptera online database).

Biology

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

Reference

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 Andrew Polaszek (BMNH).
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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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