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Platyscapa desertorum Compton

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

Platyscapa desertorum Compton 1990 (in Wiebes & Compton 1990). Holotype in S. Compton Collection, England. Type locality: South Africa







Namibia and South Africa, but probably also present in the remaining Distributional area (lighter colour) of the host fig (Angola)


Host fig: Ficus cordata cordata Thunberg


Wiebes J.T. & Compton, S.G. 1990. Agaonidae (Hymenoptera Chalcidoidea) and Ficus (Moraceae) : fig wasps and their figs, VI. (Africa concluded). Proceedings of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen  93: 203-222.


Photographs Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa)

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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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