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Scelio pipilo Yoder

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


Scelio pipilo Yoder, 2014. Holotype: in SAMC, Cape Town. Type locality: 21.4km (53°) NE Bayanga, Mabéa Bai, Dzanga-Ndoki National Park, 03°02.01'N,
16°24.57'E, 510m, Central African Republic


Figures 245–250. Scelio pipilo, paratype female (OSUC 214135). 245 Habitus, dorsal view 246 Habitus, lateral view 247 Head and mesosoma, dorsal view 248 Head and mesosoma, lateral view 249 Head, anterior view 250 Metasoma, lateral view. Scale bars in millimeters.


Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda.

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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