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Encyrtoscelio Dodd

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


Encyrtoscelio Dodd, 1914. Type species: Encyrtoscelio mirissimus Dodd, 1914.

Pachyscelidris Szelényi, 1941: 163. Original description. Type species: Pachyscelidris aptera Szelényi, by monotypy and original designation. Synonymized by Masner (1957).


Encyrtoscelio apterus (Szelényi, 1941)


Encyrtoscelio miroides Caleca, 1995 (Burkina Faso, Cape Verde Is.)


Encyrtoscelio spuratus Caleca, 1995 (Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Togo)


Encyrtoscelio turneri Waterston, 1927 (Afrotropical region: Mozambique, Oman, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania. Also Palaearctic region: Israel, Italy, Morocco)

Encyrtoscelio species (Mozambique)


Encyrtoscelio undecim Caleca, 1995 (Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Oman, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe)


Afrotropical, Australian, Oriental, Palaearctic regions.


Hosts: the only known host is Cydnus aterrimus Foerster (Heteroptera Cydnidae) for the Palaearctic species Encyrtoscelio apterus (Szlelenyi).


Caleca V. & Bin F., 1995. World revision of Encyrtoscelio Dodd (Hymenoptera, Scelionidae). Invertebrate Taxonomy 9: 1-35.

Dodd, A.P. 1914. Further new genera and species of Australian Proctotrypoidea. Proc. R. Soc. Queenl. 26: 91-140.

Masner, L. 1957. Proctotrupoidea. In "Hymenoptera." Klic Zvireny CSR 2: 289-312.

Waterston, J. 1927. A remarkable Scelionid (Hymenoptera-Proctotrupoidea) from South Africa. Proceedings Zoological Society of London 149-153.


Photographs © 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. 2023. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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