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Classification

Scelio ululo Yoder

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

 

Scelio ululo Yoder, 2014. Holotype: in NMKE, Nairobi. Type locality: Nyanza Prov., Ungoye (ICIPE) Field Site, Lake Victoria, 0.615S 34.092E, 1145m, Kenya.

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Figures 145150. Scelio ululo, holotype female (OSUC 244090). 145 Habitus, dorsal view 146 Habitus, lateral view 147 Head and mesosoma, dorsal view 148 Head and mesosoma, lateral view 149 Head, anterior view 150 Metasoma, lateral view. Scale bars in millimeters.

Distribution

Kenya, Zimbabwe.

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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