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Odontofroggatia Ishii

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

Odontofroggatia Ishii 1934. Type species: Odontofroggatia gajimaru Ishii 1934.

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Odontofroggatia corneri Wiebes,1980


Odontofroggatia gajimaru Ishii,1934

Odontofroggatia galili Wiebes,1980

Odontofroggatia quinifuniculus Feng & Huang, 2010

Odontofroggatia ishii Wiebes,1980



Indo-Australian region: Australia, Bermuda, China, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Papa New Guinea, Taiwan. Holarctic region: Greece, Israel, Italy, Tunisia, U.S.A., U.S.A.-Hawaii. Oceanic: Solomon Islands.


Host figs: Ficus microcarpa and F. prasinicarpa.


Feng, G. & Huang, D.-W. 2010. Description of a new species of Odontofroggatia (Chalcidoidea, Epichrysomallinae) associated with Ficus microcarpa (Moraceae) with a key to species of the genus. Zootaxa 2335: 40–48.

Ishii, T. 1934. Fig chalcidoids of Japan. Kontyű. 8:84-100.

van Noort, S., Wang, R. & Compton, S.G. 2013. Fig wasps (Hymenoptera; Chalcidoidea: Agaonidae, Pteromalidae) associated with Asian fig trees (Ficus, Moraceae) in Southern Africa: Asian followers and African colonistsAfrican Invertebrates 54: 381–400.

Wiebes J.T. 1980. The genus Odontofroggatia Ishii (Hymenoptera Chalcidoidea, Pteromalidae Epichrysomallinae). Zoologische Mededelingen Leiden, 56: 1-6.

Wang R, Aylwin R, Barwell L, Chen X-Y, Chen Y, Chou L-S, Cobb J, Collette D, Craine L, Giblin-Davis RM, Ghana S, Harper M, Harrison RD, McPherson JR, Peng YQ, Pereira RAS, Reyes-Betancort A, Rodriguez LJV, Strange E, van Noort S, Yang H-W, Yu H, Compton SG. 2015. The fig wasp followers and colonists of a widely introduced fig tree, Ficus microcarpa. Insect Conservation and Diversity doi: 10.1111/icad.12111


Photographs © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa) or Gui Feng (Key Laboratory of the Zoological Systematics and Evolution, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100101, China).

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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. 2023. Figweb: figs and fig wasps of the world. URL: www.figweb.org(Accessed on <day-month-year>).

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