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Scelio copelandi Yoder

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


Scelio copelandi Yoder, 2014. Holotype: in NMKE, Nairobi. Type locality: Rift Valley Prov., Ol Pejeta Conservancy, 0101.306'N, 3654.818'E, 1779m, Kenya.


Figures 6166. Scelio copelandi 2014. 6165 paratype female (OSUC 214063), 66, paratype female (OSUC 234640). 61 Habitus, dorsal view 62 Habitus, lateral view 63 Head and mesosoma, dorsal view 64 Head and mesosoma, lateral view 65 Head, anterior view 66 Metasoma, ventral view. vil, villus. Scale bars in millimeters.



Link to distribution Map (Hymenoptera online database).


Host unknown, but probably an egg parasitoid of grasshoppers in the family Acrididae (Orthoptera).


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. (doi: 10.3897/zookeys.380.5755).


Photographs Matt Yoder.
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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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