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Walkerella Westwood

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

Walkerella Westwood 1883. Type species: Walkerella temeraria Westwood 1883.


Walkerella benjamini Joseph,1957


Walkerella dubia Girault,1916


Walkerella  jacobsoni Grandi,1921


Walkerella kurandensis Bouček,1988

Walkerella microcarpae Bouček,1993

Walkerella sp.


Walkerella temeraria Westwood,1883




Australia, Brazil, Cayman Islands, China, India, Japan, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Taiwan, U.S.A.


Gall fomers of ovules in Ficus species.


Beardsley, J.W. 1998. Chalcid wasps (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) associated with fruit of Ficus microcarpa in Hawai’i. Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society, 33, 19–34.

Bouček, Z. 1988. Australian Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera): A Biosystematic Revision of Genera and Fourteen Families, with a Reclassification of Species. CAB International Institute of Entomology, Wallingford, UK., 832 pp.

Bouček, Z. 1993. The genera of chalcidoid wasps from Ficus fruit in the New World. Journal of Natural History 27: 173-217.

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.

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

Westwood, J.O. 1883. Further descriptions of insects infesting figs. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London 1883: 29-47, plts iv-x.


Photographs © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa) or  © Jean-Yves Rasplus (INRA).

Next genus: Ficicola (Pteromalinae)

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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