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Sceliotrachelus Brues

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

Sceliotrachelus Brues 1908. Type species: Sceliotrachelus braunsi Brues 1908.

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South Africa (Eastern and Western Cape Provinces).

Distribution of Sceliotrachelus species. Blue circle: Sceliotrachelus braunsi; red circle: Sceliotrachelus karooensis; white circle: Sceliotrachelus midgleyi. Biome map generated from Rutherford et al. (2006).

Comparison of selected characters for the three Sceliotrachelus species AC shape of inter-antennal process DF post-occiput GI genal sculpture JL fore wing MO hind wing. A, D, G, J, M S. braunsi B, E, H, K, N S. karooensis C, F, I, L, O S. midgleyi.




Brues, C.T. 1908. Hymenoptera. Fam. Scelionidae. Genera Insectorum 80: 1-59.

Masner. L. 1964. Remarks on Sceliotrachelus Brues and allied genera (Hymenoptera, Platygasteridae). Psyche, 71: 8-11.

Masner L. & Huggert, L. 1989. World review and keys to genera of the subfamily Inostemmatinae with reassignment of the taxa to the Platygastrinae and Sceliotrachelinae (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae). Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada, 147: 1-214.

van Noort S, Lahey Z, Talamas EJ, Austin AD, Masner L, Polaszek A, Johnson NF 2021. Review of Afrotropical sceliotracheline parasitoid wasps (Hymenoptera, Platygastridae). In: Lahey Z, Talamas E (Eds) Advances in the Systematics of Platygastroidea III. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 87: 115222. https://doi.org/10.3897/jhr.87.73770


Photographs Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa), or Zachary Lahey (OSUC).

Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)


Citation: van Noort, S. 2024. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the World. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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