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Fig wasp checklists

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


Checklists for countries have little biogeographical meaning, but countries that are signatories to the Rio Convention on Biodiversity are required to inventory the biological diversity that they safeguard. Consequently, checklists of the fig wasps of South Africa and Namibia have been compiled. The scope of the checklists will be expanded to include further countries as knowledge of local faunas is acquired. Fig wasp species richness is poorly known for the majority of countries.
The core of the following checklists is drawn from information contained in Berg & Wiebes' book (1992), but has been taxonomically and Distributionally updated incorporating subsequent revisions. The checklists will be continually updated as our knowledge of fig wasp systematics advances.



United Arab Emerites fig wasps


Photographs Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).

Web authors Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

and Jean-Yves Rasplus (INRA, France)


Citation: van Noort, S. & Rasplus, JY. 2022. Figweb: figs and fig wasps of the world. URL: www.figweb.org(Accessed on <day-month-year>).

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