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Platyscapa awekei Wiebes

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

Platyscapa awekei Wiebes 1977. Holotype in NCB Naturalis (formerly Rijksmuseum van Natuurlijke Historie - RMNH). Type locality: Ethiopa.

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Distribution

Ethiopia, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.

Biology

Pollinator of the host fig: Ficus salicifolia Vahl.

References

van Noort, S. & Compton, S.G. 1999. Fig wasps (Agaonidae, Hymenoptera) and fig trees (Moraceae) of Mkomazi. In Coe, M. J., McWilliam, N. C., Stone, G. N. & Packer, M. (eds). Chapter 18: 299-320. Mkomazi: the ecology, biodiversity and conservation of a Tanzanian Savanna. Royal Geographical Society (with The Institute of British Geographers), London

van Noort, S. & van Harten, A. 2006. Fig wasp (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Agaonidae, Pteromalidae) species richness of Yemen. Fauna of Arabia 22: 449-472.

van Noort, S. & Rasplus J.Y. 2010. Order Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea associated with figs (families Agaonidae & Pteromalidae)  In: A. van Harten (ed.) Arthropod fauna of the United Arab Emirates 3, pp 325-355.

Wiebes J.T. 1977. Agaonid fig wasp from Ficus salicifolia Vahl and some related species of the genus Platyscapa Motschoulsky (Hym., Chalc.). Neth. J. Zool. 27:209223.

Credits

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

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Web authors Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

and Jean-Yves Rasplus (INRA, France)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. & Rasplus, JY. 2021. Figweb: figs and fig wasps of the world. URL: www.figweb.org(Accessed on <day-month-year>).

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