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Dyscritobaeus parvipennis (Dodd)

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


Hadronotus parvipennis Dodd, 1913. Holotype in SAMA. Type locality: Queensland: Ingham, Herbert River, swamp, 21m, Australia.

Dyscritobaeus maputanus O’Connor & Ashe, 2011. Holotype in (MSNG), [USNMENT01223485]. Type locality: Maputo, Mozambique. Synonymy by Tortorici et al 2016.



Afrotropical region: Kenya, Mozambique, Reunion,  Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, Yemen, Zimbabwe. Also Indo-Australasian and Oriental 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 © Francesco Tortorici.

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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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