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Watshamiella Wiebes 

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

Watshamiella Wiebes 1981( in Bouček, Watsham & Wiebes). Type species: Watshamiella alata Wiebes 1981 ( in Bouček, Watsham & Wiebes).


Watshamiella species


Watshamiella alata Wiebes, 1981


Watshamiella aurea (Girault, 1919)


Watshamiella fictitia Wiebes, 1981


Watshamiella infida Wiebes, 1981


Watshamiella lucens Wiebes, 1981


Watshamiella species (ex F. altissima)


Watshamiella stilifera (Wiebes, 1966)


Afrotropical, Oriental and Australasian regions.


Hyperparasitoids of Sycoryctinae using oviposition holes made by Sycoryctes andSycoscapter species (Compton et al. in press).



Bouček Z., 1988. Australian Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera) : a biosystematic revision of genera of fourteen families, with a reclassification of species. CAB International, Wallingford, 1-832 pp.

Bouček Z., A. Watsham & J.T. Wiebes, 1981. The fig wasp fauna of the receptacles of Ficus thonningii (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea). Tijdschrift Voor Entomologie, 124(5): 149-233. Compton, S.G., van Noort, S., Mcleish M., Deeble, M. & Stone, V. In press. Sneaky African fig wasps that oviposit through holes drilled by other species. African Natural History.


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


Next genus: Anidarnes (Sycophaginae)


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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