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Agaon kiellandi Wiebes

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera;  Superfamily: Chalcidoidea; Family: Agaonidae; Genus: Agaon)

Agaon kiellandi Wiebes, 1974. Holotype in NCB Naturalis (formerly Rijksmuseum van Natuurlijke Historie - RMNH). Type locality: Tanzania.

Classification

Agaon_kiellandi_habitus Agaon_kiellandi_head_lateral
Agaon_kiellandi_head_dorsal Agaon_kiellandi_head_ventral
Agaon_kiellandi_mesosoma_dorsal Agaon_kiellandi_wing
Agaon_kiellandi_antennal_club

Agaon_kiellandi_female_P025033_labels

Agaon_kiellandi_male_P025033_habitus_lateral Agaon_kiellandi_male_P025033_habitus_dorsal
Agaon_kiellandi_male_P025033_head_pronotum_dorsal Agaon_kiellandi_male_P025033_head_pronotum_lateral
Agaon_kiellandi_male_P025033_mesonotum_propodeum_dorsal Agaon_kiellandi_male_P025033_fore_leg
Agaon_kiellandi_male_P025033_hind_leg Agaon_kiellandi_male_SAM-HYM-P025033_labels

Distribution

 

 

Distribution_of_Agaon_kiellandi

Cameroon, Gabon, Tanzania and Uganda, but probably present throughout the range of the host figs (lighter green areas).

Biology

Agaon_kiellandi_pollinating_Ficus_conraui_Simon_van_Noort

Agaon kiellandi ovipositing into the ovules and pollinating the synstigma of Ficus conraui in Uganda.

Host figs: Ficus conraui, Ficus cyathistipula pringsheimiana, Ficus densistipulata.

References

Wiebes, J.T. 1974. Species of Agaon Dalman and Allotriozoon Grandi from Africa and Malagasy (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea, Agaonidae). Zoologische Mededeelingen, Leiden. 48(13):123-143.

Credits

Photographs Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).

Next  genus: Alfonsiella        Next species: Agaon megalopon

Web authors Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

and Jean-Yves Rasplus (INRA, France)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. & Rasplus, JY. 2018. Figweb: figs and fig wasps of the world. URL: www.figweb.org(Accessed on <day-month-year>).

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