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Ceratosolen capensis Grandi

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

Ceratosolen capensis Grandi 1955. Holotype Type locality: South Africa

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Female emerging from her natal gall.

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Distribution

 

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Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, South Africa, but likely to be present in other southern and eastern areas of the host fig Distribution (lighter colour). In the western areas of the host Distribution different pollinators are present: Ceratosolen flabellatus and Ceratosolen silvestrianus

Biology

Host fig: Ficus sur Forssk.

References

Grandi G. 1955. Insetti dei fichi (Hymenoptera-Chalcididae) dell’Africa australe. Bollettino del Laboratorio di Entomologia Bologna, 21: 85-106.

Credits

Photographs © Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum) or © Vida van der Walt (Pretoria).

Next genus: Courtella                Next species: Ceratosolen coecus

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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