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Alfonsiella Waterston

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

Alfonsiella Waterston 1920. Type species: Afonsiella fimbriata Waterston 1920.

ClassificationKey to Alfonsiella species

Alfonsiella bergi Wiebes, 1988
  Alfonsiella binghami Wiebes, 1988
  Alfonsiella brongersmai Wiebes, 1972
  Alfonsiella fimbriata Waterston, 1920
Alfonsiella longiscapa Joseph, 1959
  Alfonsiella michaloudi Wiebes, 1988
Alfonsiella natalensis Wiebes, 1972
  Alfonsiella pipithiensis Erasmus, van Noort, Jousselin & Greeff, 2007

Distribution

Alfonsiella_map

Guinea, Gabon, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, South Africa.

Biology

Host figs: Ficus species in subsections Chlamydodorae and Platyphyllae (section Galoglychia; Moraceae).

References

Erasmus J.C., van Noort, S., Jousselin E.,& Greeff, J.M. 2007. Molecular phylogeny of fig wasp pollinators (Agaonidae; Hymenoptera) in Ficus section Galoglychia. Zoologica Scripta 36: 61-78.

Waterston, J. 1920. A new blastophagine genus and species from E. Africa (Hymenoptera - Chalcidoidea). Entomologist's Monthly Magazine (3). 56:197-200.

Wiebes J.T., 1988. Agaonidae (Hymenoptera Chalcidoidea) and Ficus (Moraceae): fig wasps and their figs, II. (Alfonsiella). Proceedings of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, 91: 429-436.

Credits

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

Next genus: Allotriozoon

Web authors Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

and Jean-Yves Rasplus (INRA, France)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. & Rasplus, JY. 2018. Figweb: figs and fig wasps of the world. URL: www.figweb.org(Accessed on <day-month-year>).

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