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Sycoscapter gibbus Saunders

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera;  Superfamily: Chalcidoidea; Family: Pteromalidae; Subfamily: Pteromalinae; Tribe: Otitesellini; Subtribe: Sycoryctina; Genus: Sycoryctes)

Sycoscapter gibbus Saunders 1883. Holotype Type locality: Madagascar



Sycoscapter gibbus_map

Madagascar, Réunion


Host figs: Ficus politoria Lam.; Ficus lateriflora Vahl


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.



Next genus: Sycoscapteridea

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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