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Sycophaga gracilis (Wiebes)

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera;  Superfamily: Chalcidoidea; Family: Agaonidae; Subfamily: Sycophaginae, Genus: Sycophaga)

Idarnes gracile Wiebes, 1967. Holotype: Type locality: Kenya.

Distribution

Idarnes gracilis_map

Kenya

Biology

Host fig: stem galls on Ficus sycomorus L. 

References

Bouček Z., A. Watsham & J.T. Wiebes, 1981. The fig wasp fauna of the receptacles of Ficus thonningii (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea). Tijdschrift Voor Entomologie, 124(5): 149-233.

Wiebes, J.T. 1967. Fig wasps from Israel Ficus sycomorus and related East African species (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea). 2. Agaonidae (concluded) and Sycophagini. Zoologische Mededeelingen, Leiden. 42:307-320.

Credits

Photographs and map illustration 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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