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Scelio vannoorti Valerio & Yoder

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

 

Scelio vannoorti Valerio & Yoder, 2014. Holotype: in SAMC, Cape Town. Type locality: Cape Town, Constantiaberg, 3402'S, 1823'E, 460m, South Africa.

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Figures 323328. Scelio vannoorti, holotype female (OSUC 213199). 323 Habitus, dorsal view 324 Habitus, lateral view 325 Head and mesosoma, dorsal view 326 Head and mesosoma, lateral view 327 Head, anterior view 328 Apex of metasoma, dorsal view. Scale bars in millimeters.

Distribution

South Africa.

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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