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Sparasion Latreille

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

Sparasion Latreille 1802. Type species: Sparasion cephalotes Latreille 1802.

Sparasion arnoldi Risbec, 1958

 

Sparasion bekiliense Risbec, 1956

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Sparasion species:  
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Distribution

Madagascar, South Africa, Zimbabwe.

Also Nearctic, Oriental, Palaearctic.

Biology

Egg parasitoid of Orthoptera (Tettigoniidae).

References

Latreille P. A. 1802. Histoire naturelle, générale et particuliére des crustacés et des insectes. Vol. 13. F. Dufart, Paris. 432 pp.

Risbec, J. 1956. Proctotrupides Scelionini de Madagascar [Hyménoptéres]. Rev. Franç. Entomol. 23: 244-264.

Risbec, J. 1958. Contributions á la connaissance des hyménoptères chalcidoïdes et proctotrupoïdes de l'Afrique noire. Annales du Musée Royal Congo Belge Tervuren (Zoologie). 64:1-140.

Credits

Photographs © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa) or photographs by Candice Owen © (Iziko South African Museum).

Map illustration © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).

 

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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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