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Dyscritobaeus comitans Perkins

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


Dyscritobaeus comitans Perkins, 1910. Holotype in BPBM. Type locality: Hawaii, Honolulu (USA).

Dyscritobaeus cerosus O’Connor & Ashe, 2012. Synonymy by Tortorici et al 2016.




Afrotropical region: Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Uganda, Zimbabwe. Also in the Australian, Oriental and Palaearctic regions.


Host: unknown.


Caleca V. & Mineo G. 1995. On the genus Dyscritobaeus Perkins, 1910 (Hymenoptera, Scelionidae).  Boll. Lab. Ent. Zool. agr. "Fillippo Silvestri" Portici 50 (1993): 9-21.

O’Connor, J.P. & Ashe, P. 2011. Three new species of Dyscritobaeus Perkins (Hymenoptera: Platygastroidea, Scelionidae) from Mozambique. Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 57(4): 343–349.

Tortorici, F., Caleca, V., van Noort, S., & Masner, L. 2016. Revision of Afrotropical Dyscritobaeus Perkins, 1910 (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae). Zootaxa 4178: 1-59. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4178.1.1


Photographs by Francesco Tortorici © Iziko Museums of South Africa.


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