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Scelio chapmani Nixon

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

Scelio chapmani Nixon, 1958. Holotype: in The Natural History Museum, London (BMNH). Type locality:

Scelio chapmani - WaspWeb

Scelio chapmani Nixon, female (OSUC 212119). 55 Habitus, dorsal view 56 Habitus, lateral view 57 Head and mesosoma, dorsal view 58 Head and mesosoma, lateral view 59 Head, anterior view 60 Propodeum, lateral view. Scale bars in millimeters.


Cameroon, Central African Republic, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Yemen, Zimbabwe. MAP


Host: unknown.


Nixon, G. E. J. 1958. A synopsis of the African species of Scelio Latreille (Hymenoptera: Proctotrupoidea, Platygastridae). Trans. R. Entomol.Soc. Lond. 110: 303-318.

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. (doi: 10.3897/zookeys.380.5755).


Photographs Andy Polaszek (The Natural History Museum, London)

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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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