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Classification

Scelio tritus Yoder

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

 

Scelio tritus Yoder, 2014. Holotype: in CASC, San Francisco. Type locality: 3.4km (93) E Bekopaka, Vazimba Tomb,nTsingy de Bemaraha National Park, 1908'31"S, 4449'41"E, 50m, Madagascar.

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Figures 401406. Scelio tritus. 401402 paratype female (OSUC 212466) 403406 holotype female (CASENT 8106001) 401 Habitus, dorsal view 402 Habitus, lateral view 403 Head and mesosoma, dorsal view 404 Head and mesosoma, lateral view 405 Head, anterior view 406 Metasoma, lateral view. Scale bars in millimeters.

Distribution

Madagascar.

Link to distribution Map (Hymenoptera online database).

Biology

Emerged from egg of Acrididae [Orthoptera: Acrididae]; emerged
from ootheca of Heteracris zolotarevskyi Dirsh [Orthoptera: Acrididae]; emerged from leaf of Kalanchoe delagoensis Eckl. & Zeyh. [Rosales: Crassulaceae].

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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