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Pleistodontes imperialis Saunders

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

Pleistodontes imperialis Saunders 1883. Holotype Type locality: New South Whales, Australia




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Australia (New South Wales and other places where it was introduced)


Host fig: Ficus rubiginosa Desf.


Saunders, S.S. 1883. Descriptions of 3 new genera and species of fig insects allied to Blastophaga, from Calcutta, Australia, and Madagascar, with notes on their parasites and on the affinities of the respective races. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London. 1883:1-27, plt i-iii.


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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. 2024. Figweb: figs and fig wasps of the world. URL: www.figweb.org(Accessed on <day-month-year>).

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