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Sycophila naso Bouček

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera;  Superfamily: Chalcidoidea; Family: Unplaced; Family: Eurytomidae, Genus: Sycophila)

Sycophila naso Bouček, 1981(in Bouček, Watsham & Wiebes, 1981). Holotype  in The Natural History Museum, London. Type locality: Zimbabwe.

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Distribution

Sycophila naso_map

Uganda, Namibia, Zimbabwe.

Biology

Host fig: stem galls on Ficus sycomorus L. 

Ficus_thonningii

Host fig: both figs and galls on Ficus burkei (Miq.) Miq. 

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.

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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