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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Scelionidae
Genus: Scelio

Scelio is a large genus (roughly 500 species), the largest within the family Scelionidae, of parasitic wasp whose known target host include the eggs of grasshoppers (Acrididae, Orthoptera).[1] They are found worldwide and some species have been implemented as biological control agents.


  1. ^ Matthew J. Yoder, Alejandro A. Valerio, Andrew Polaszek, Lubomír Masner & Norman F. Johnson (2009). "Revision of Scelio pulchripennis-group species (Hymenoptera, Platygastroidea, Platygastridae)". ZooKeys. 20: 53–118. doi:10.3897/zookeys.20.205.