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Ceratosolen arabicus Mayr

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

Ceratosolen arabicus Mayr 1906. Holotype Type locality: Ethiopa

Synonyms: Ceratosolen myersi Grandi 1955, Ceratosolen longicornis Joseph 1959, Ceratosolen aelleni Grandi 1964

Male  

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Distribution

 

Ceratosolen_arabicus_Distribution

Senegal, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Yemen, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, Madagascar, but likely to be present throughout the rest of the host fig Distribution (lighter colour).

Biology

Host figs: Ficus sycomorus sycomorus (L.); Ficus sycomorus gnaphalocarpa (Miq.) C.C. Berg and Ficus mucuso Ficalho.

References

Mayr, G. 1906. Neue Feigen-Insekten. Wiener Entomologische Zeitung 25:153-187.

Credits

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

Next genus: Courtella                  Next species: Ceratosolen armipes

Web authors Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

and Jean-Yves Rasplus (INRA, France)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. & Rasplus, JY. 2019. Figweb: figs and fig wasps of the world. URL: www.figweb.org(Accessed on <day-month-year>).

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