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Crossogaster inusitata van Noort

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

Crossogaster inusitata van Noort 1994. Holotype: in South African Museum, Cape Town. Type locality: Zambia

Crossogaster_inusitata_female_habitus Crossogaster_inusitata_female_head_mesosoma_dorsal
Crossogaster_inusitata_female_antenna Crossogaster_inusitata_female_head_frontal
Crossogaster_inusitata_female_head_lateral Crossogaster_inusitata_female_head_ventral
Crossogaster_inusitata_female_wing Crossogaster_inusitata_female_head_ventral_SEM



Figs. 8-9. Crossogaster inusitata van Noort: 8, female antenna, antiaxial view; 9, male antenna, antiaxial view.

Figs. 18-23. Crossogaster inusitata van Noort: 18, female head, dorsal view; 19, male head, dorsal view; 20, male head, ventral view; 21, male mandible, dorsal view; 22, female mandible, ventral view; 23, female fore tibia and first fore tarsal segment, antiaxial view. Scale bars = 0.1 mm.



Zambia, but potentially present throughout the range of the host fig (light green area).


Host fig: Ficus sansibarica macrosperma (Mildbr. & Burr.) Berg


van Noort S., 1994a. Systematics of the Sycoecine fig wasps (Agaonidae, Chalcidoidea, Hymenoptera), III (Crossogaster). Proceedings of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wettenschappen, 97(1): 83-122.


Photographs and illustrations Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

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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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