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Scelio psilosilatus Yoder

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


Scelio psilosilatus Yoder, 2014. Holotype: in CNCI, Ottawa. Type locality: 15km E Klaserie, Guernsey Farm, South Africa.


Figures 371376. Scelio pilosilatus, holotype female (OSUC 211938). 371 Habitus, dorsal view 372 Habitus, lateral view 373 Head and mesosoma, dorsal view 374 Head and mesosoma, lateral view 375 Head, anterior view 376 Metasoma, lateral view. bt, basal tooth of mandible; vil, villus. Scale bars in millimeters.


South Africa, Zimbabwe.

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.



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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