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Breviscelio crenatus

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

Breviscelio crenatus Sundholm, 1970. Holotype: in Lund University, Lund. Type locality

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South Africa.


Host: unknown.


Caleca, V. 1990. Description of Breviscelio arabicus sp. nov. from the Persian Gulf, and of the male of B. crenatus Sundholm (Hym. Scelionidae). Frustula Entomologica 13: 139-143.

Caleca, V. 1992. New data on Breviscelio Sundholm, with description of a new species from South Africa (Hymenoptera, Scelionidae). Phytophaga 4:49-55.

Sundholm, A. 1970. Hymenoptera: Proctotrupidea. South African Animal Life 14: 305-401.


Photographs by Candice Owen (Iziko South African Museum).

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Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)


Citation: van Noort, S. 2023. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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