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Blastophaga_psenes

Blastophaga psenes Linnaeus

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

Cynips psenes Linnaeus 1758. Holotype . Type locality: unknown.

Distribution

Blastophaga psenes_map

Ethiopia, India, Nepal.

Palaearctic region; introduced to Afrotropical, Nearctic, Oriental and Australasian regions.

Biology

Pollinator of Ficus carica L. and Ficus palmata Forssk.

References

Linnaeus, C. 1758. Systema naturae (10th Edition). 1:824+iiipp. Stockholm.

Credits

Next genus: Ceratosolen        Next species: Blastophaga quadrupes

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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