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Classification

Scelio zolotarevskyi Ferrière

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

 

Scelio zolotarevskyi Ferrière 1930. Holotype: in The Natural History Museum, London (BMNH). Type locality: * 

Scelio cheops Nixon 1958. Holotype: in The Natural History Museum, London. Type locality: **. Synonymy by Yoder et al. 2014.

Scelio sudanensis Ferrière, 1952. Holotype: in Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris. Type locality: Dogo (Sudan). Synonymy by Yoder et al. 2014.

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Figures 151–156. Scelio zolotarevskyi Ferrière, female (OSUC 213559). 151 Habitus, dorsal view 152 Habitus, lateral view 153 Head and mesosoma, dorsal view 154 Head and mesosoma, lateral view 155 Head, anterior view 156 Head, lateral view. Scale bars in millimeters.

Distribution

Afrotropical region: Benin, Botswana, Eritrea, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Yemen.

Palaearctic region: United Arab Emirates.

Link to distribution Map (Hymenoptera online database).

Biology

Emerged from Acrididae [Orthoptera: Acrididae]; emerged from egg of Acrotylus Fieber [Orthoptera: Acrididae]; emerged from ootheca of Acrotylus patruelis (Herrich-Schaeffer) [Orthoptera: Acrididae]; emerged from ootheca of Cyrtacanthacris tatarica tatarica (Linnaeus) [Orthoptera: Acrididae]; emerged from egg of Eyprepocnemis plorans plorans (Charpentier) [Orthoptera: Acrididae, as Euprepocnemis senegalensis Bolívar]; emerged from egg of Eyprepocnemis smaragdipes Bruner [Orthoptera: Acrididae]; emerged from ootheca of Eyprepocnemis smaragdipes Bruner [Orthoptera: Acrididae]; emerged from egg of Gastrimargus africanus (Saussure) [Orthoptera: Acrididae]; emerged from ootheca of Gastrimargus africanus (Saussure) [Orthoptera: Acrididae]; emerged from ootheca of Heteracris Walker [Orthoptera: Acrididae]; emerged from egg of Locusta Linnaeus [Orthoptera: Acrididae]; emerged from egg of Locusta cinerascens capito Saussure [Orthoptera: Acrididae, as L. migratoria capito]; emerged from ootheca of Locusta cinerascens capito Saussure [Orthoptera: Acrididae, as L. migratoria capito]; emerged from egg of Locusta cinerascens migratorioides (Reiche & Fairmaire) [Orthoptera: Acrididae, as L. migratorioides]; emerged from egg of Nomadacris Uvarov [Orthoptera: Acrididae]; emerged from ootheca of Nomadacris septemfasciata (Serville) [Orthoptera: Acrididae]; emerged from ootheca of Oedaleus virgula (Snellen van Vollenhoven) [Orthoptera: Acrididae] (Yoder et al., 2014)

References

Ferrière, C. 1930. On some egg-parasites from Africa. Bull. Entomol. Res. 21:33-44.

Ferrière, C. 1952. Deux neouveaux parasites des oeufs de Locusta migratoria migratorioides en Afrique. Bull. Soc. Entomol. France 56:114-118.

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

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Citation: van Noort, S. 2021. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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