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Scelioninae

Scelionine wasps of Africa and Madagascar

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

ClassificationIdentification keys

Acolomorpha Dodd, 1914
Amblyscelio Kieffer, 1913
 

Aneuroscelio Kieffer, 1913 

Angolobaeus Kozlov, 1970

 

Anteris Förster, 1856 

Anthonyon Huggert & Masner, 1983 

 

Antroscelio Kieffer, 1913

Aradophagus Ashmead 1893

Apteroscelio Kieffer, 1913

  Axea Masner & Johnson, 2009
Baeus Haliday, 1833

Baryconus Förster, 1856

Breviscelio Sundholm, 1970 

Calliscelio Ashmead, 1893

Calotelea Westwood, 1837 

Ceratobaeus Ashmead 1893
Chakra Rajmohana & Veenakumari, 2014

Chromoteleia Ashmead, 1893 

Cremastobaeus Ashmead, 1893

Dichoteleas Kieffer, 1907

Dicroscelio Kieffer, 1913 

Doddiella Kieffer, 1913

Duta Nixon, 1933
Dyscritobaeus Perkins, 1910

Echthrodesis Masner, 1968 

Embidobia Ashmead, 1896

Encyrtoscelio Dodd, 1914

Endecascelio Masner & Dessart, 1972

  Eremioscelio Priesner, 1951

Fuscicornia Risbec, 1950

Gryon Haliday, 1833

Habrotelia Kieffer, 1905

 

Hadronotoides Dodd, 1913

Heptascelio Kieffer, 1916

 

Hirtiteleas Risbec, 1956

Idris Förster, 1856

Lepidoscelio Kieffer, 1905

Leptoteleia Kieffer, 1908

Macroteleia Westwood, 1935

 

Mantibaria Kirby,  1900

 

Marginanteris Risbec,1957

 

Maruzza Mineo, 1982

 

Microteleia Kieffer, 1910

 

Microthoron Masner, 1972

Nyleta Dodd, 1926

Odontacolus Kieffer, 1910

 

Oethecoctonus Ashmead, 1893

Opisthacantha Ashmead, 1893

Oreiscelio Kieffer, 1910

Oxyscelio Kieffer, 1907
Palpoteleia Kieffer, 1926
 

Parabrachyscelio Risbec, 1957

 

Paraduta Szabó, 1974

 

Paraneurobaeus Risbec, 1956

 

Paratelenomous Dodd, 1914

Paridris Kieffer, 1908

Platyscelidris Szabó, 1959

Platyscelio Kieffer, 1905

Probaryconus Kieffer, 1908

Psilanteris Kieffer, 1916

 

Psiloteleia Keiffer, 1910

 

Psix Kozlov, 1976

 

Roena Cameron, 1905

Scelio Latreille, 1805

Shreemana Nixon, 1933

 

Stenotelea Huggert & Masner, 1983

 

Styloteleia Kieffer, 1916

Tiphodytes Bradley, 1902
Titta Mineo, O'Connor & Ashe, 2011

Trichoteleia Kieffer, 1910

Triteleia Kieffer, 1906

Distribution

Worldwide.

Biology

Idiobiont endoparasitoids of insect (Orthoptera, Grylloptera, Hemiptera, Embioptera, Mantodea) and spider (Aranaea) eggs.

References

Ashmead WH. 1893. A monograph of the North American Proctotrypidae. Bull Entomol Soc Am. 45:1–472.

Austin, A. D. 1984. The fecundity, development and host relationship of Ceratobaeus spp. (Hymenoptera, Scelionidae), parasites of spider eggs. Ecological Entomology 9, 125–138. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2311.1984.tb00707.x
Austin, A. D. 1985. The function of spider egg sacs in relation to parasitoids and predators, with special reference to the Australian fauna. Journal of Natural History 19, 359–376. doi:10.1080/00222938500770261
Austin, A. D. 1986. A taxonomic revision of the genus Mirobaeoides Dodd (Hymenoptera, Scelionidae). Australian Journal of Zoology 34, 315–337. doi:10.1071/ZO9860315
Austin, A. D. 1988. A new genus of baeine wasp (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae) from New Zealand associated with moss. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 15, 173–183. doi:10.1080/03014223.1988.10422612
Austin, A. D. 1988. Guarding behaviour, eggmass shape and the eggsac in Clubiona robusta L. Koch (Araneae: Clubionidae). In ‘Australian Arachnology’. (Eds A. D. Austin and N. W. Heather.) pp. 87–95. (Australian Entomological Society: Brisbane.)
Austin, A. D. 1995. New species of scelionid wasps (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae: Baeini) from Western Australia, parasitic on spider eggs. Records of the Western Australian Museum 52, 253–263.
Austin, A. D., and Field, S. A. 1997. The ovipositor system of scelionid and platygastrid wasps (Hymenoptera, Platygastoidea), comparative morphology and phylogenetic implications. Invertebrate Taxonomy 11, 1–87. doi:10.1071/IT95048
Austin, A. D., Johnson, N. F., and Dowton, M. 2005. Systematics, evolution and biology of scelionid and platygastrid wasps. Annual Review of Entomology 50, 553–582. doi:10.1146/annurev.ento.50.071803.130500
Bradoo, B. L. 1972. Life history and bionomics of Idris sp. (Scelionidae: Hymenoptera), egg parasite of Uloborus, a commensal on the web of the social spider Stegodyphus sarasinorum Karsch. Zoologischer Anzeiger 188, 43–52

Chen H-y, Talamas EJ, Masner L, Johnson NF. 2018. Revision of the world species of the genus Habroteleia Kieffer (Hymenoptera, Platygastridae, Scelioninae). ZooKeys 730: 85-120. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.730.21846

Chen H-Y, Lahey Z, Talamas EJ, Valerio AA,  Popovici OA, Musetti L, Klompen H, Polaszek A, Masner L, Austin AD, Johnson NF. 2021. An integrated phylogenetic reassessment of the parasitoid superfamily Platygastroidea (Hymenoptera: Proctotrupomorpha) results in a revised familial classification. Systematic Entomology 46(4): 1088-1113.

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Iqbal, M., and Austin, A. D. 2000. A preliminary phylogeny for the Baeini (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae): endoparasitoids of spider eggs. In ‘The Hymenoptera: Evolution, Biodiversity and Biological Control’. (Eds A. D. Austin and M. Dowton.) pp. 178–191. (CSIRO Publishing:
Melbourne.)

Johnson, N. F. 1992. Catalog of world Proctotrupoidea excluding Platygastridae. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 51: 1-825.

Kamalanathan V & Mohanraj P. 2017. The genus Cremastobaeus Ashmead (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae: Cremastobaeini) from India. Journal of Natural History. 51: 1989-2056.

Kieffer, J.-J. 1908. Revision des Scelionidae (Hyménoptères). Annales de la Société Scientifique de Bruxelles, 32, 111–250.
Kieffer, J.-J. 1910. Description de nouveaux microhyménoptères du Brésil. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France, 78, 287–348.
Kieffer, J.-J. 1913. Proctotrypidae (3e partie). Species des Hyménoptères d'Europe et d'Algérie, 11, 161–304.
Kieffer, J.-J. 1914. Proctotrypidae (3e partie). Species des Hyménoptères d'Europe et d'Algérie, 11, 305–448.
Kieffer, J.-J. 1926. Scelionidae. Das Tierreich, 48. Walter de Gruyter & Co., Berlin, 885 pp.

Masner, L. 1968. A new scelionid wasp from the intertidal zone of South Africa (Hymenoptera, Scelionidae). Annals of the Natal Museum 20, 195–198.
Masner, L. 1972. The classification and interrelationships of Thoronini (Hymenoptera: Proctotrupoidea, Scelionidae). Canadian Entomologist 104, 833–849. doi:10.4039/Ent104833-6
Masner, L. 1976. Revisionary notes and keys to world genera of Scelionidae (Hymenoptera: Proctotrupoidea). Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada 97: 1-87.doi:10.4039/entm10897fv

Masner, L. 1980. Key to genera of Scelionidae of the Holarctic region, with descriptions of new genera and species (Hymenoptera: Proctotrupoidea). Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada 112, 1–54. doi:10.4039/entm112113fv
Masner L. 1993. Superfamily Platygastroidea (pp. 558-565). In
GOULET, H. & HUBER, J. (eds). Hymenoptera of the World: an identification guide to families. Research Branch, Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, Canada, 668 pp.

Masner, L., and Dessart, P. 1972. Notes on Embidobiini (Scelionidae: Hymenoptera with description of a new genus. Canadian Entomologist 104, 505–510. doi:10.4039/Ent104505-4
Masner L. and Huggert, L. 1989. World review and keys to genera of the subfamily Inostemmatinae with reassignment of the taxa to the Platygastrinae and Sceliotrachelinae (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae). Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada, 147: 1-214.

McKellar, R.C. & Engel, M.S. 2012. Hymenoptera in Canadian Cretaceous amber (Insecta). Cretaceous Research 35: 258-279.

Mikó, I., Vilhelmsen, L., Johnson, N. F., Masner, L., and Pénzes, Z. 2007. Skeletomusculature of Scelionidae (Hymenoptera: Platygastroidea): head and mesosoma. Zootaxa 1571, 1–78.
Mineo G. 2015. On the genus Cremastobaeus Ashmead, 1893 with descriptions of two new species (Hymenoptera, Platygastroidea, Scelionidae). Ann Mus civ stor nat Giacomo Doria. 107: 205–212.

Murphy, N. P., Carey, D., Castro, L. R., Dowton, M., and Austin, A. D. 2007. Phylogeny of the platygastroid wasps (Hymenoptera) based on sequences from the 18S rRNA, 28S rRNA and CO1 genes: implications for the evolution of the ovipositor system and host relationships. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. Linnean Society of London 91, 653–669. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8312.2007.00825.x

Popovici OA, Mitoiu, MD & Notton DG. 2014. New teratological cases in Platygastridae and Pteromalidae (Hymenoptera). Turkish Journal of Zoology 38: 491-499.

Popovici, O & Masner, L & Notton, D & Popovici, M. 2013. A review of Western Palaearctic Amblyscelio and Baryconus (Hymenoptera: Platygastroidea, Platygastridae). Zootaxa. 3599: 325-432. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3599.4.2

Popovici OA, Masner L, Viciriuc M, Pintilioaie A, Notton DG & Talamas E. 2018. New distribution data for some charismatic tramp species of Platygastroidea (Hymenoptera). Zootaxa 4370: 1 – 22. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4370.1.1

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Taekul, C., Valerio, A.A., Austin, A.D., Klompen, H. & Johnson, N.F. (2014. Molecular phylogeny of telenomine egg parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae s.l.: Telenominae): evolution of host shifts and implications for classification. Systematic Entomology 39: 24–35.

Talamas EJ, Thompson J, Cutler A, Fitzsimmons Schoenberger S, Cuminale A, Jung T, Johnson NF, Valerio AA, Smith AB, Haltermann V, Alvarez E, Schwantes C, Blewer C, Bodenreider C, Salzberg A, Luo P, Meislin D, Buffington ML 2017. An online photographic catalog of primary types of Platygastroidea (Hymenoptera) in the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. In: Talamas EJ, Buffington ML (Eds) Advances in the Systematics of Platygastroidea. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 56: 187–224. https://doi.org/10.3897/jhr.56.10774

Tortorici, F., Caleca, V., van Noort, S., & Masner, L. 2016. Revision of Afrotropical Dyscritobaeus Perkins, 1910 (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae). Zootaxa 4178: 1-59. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4178.1.1

van Noort S, Masner L, Popovici O,  Valerio AA, Taekul C, Johnson, NF,  Murphy NP & Austin AD. 2014. Systematics and biology of the aberrant intertidal parasitoid wasp Echthrodesis lamorali Masner (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae s.l.): a parasitoid of spider eggs. Invertebrate Systematics 28: 1-16. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/IS13015

Credits

Photographs © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa), or © Charuwat Taekul (Ohio State University), or © Elijah Talamas (Ohio State University) or by Candice Owen © Iziko Museums of South Africa or © Robert Copeland (ICIPE).


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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