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Platyscapa soraria Wiebes

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

Platyscapa soraria Wiebes 1980 (in Wiebes & Abdurahim). Holotype in NCB Naturalis (formerly Rijksmuseum van Natuurlijke Historie - RMNH). Type locality: Zambia


        Male habitus.


                                Male dorsal view.



Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, but probably also present in the remaining Distributional area (lighter colour) of the host fig.


Host fig: Ficus ingens (Miq.) Miq.


Wiebes J.T. & Abdurahim U.C. 1980. Additional notes on Platyscapa Motschoulsky (Hymenoptera Chalcidoidea, Agaonidae). Proc. Kon. Ned. Akad. Wet. Ser. C 83:195207.


Illustration Simon van Noort Iziko South African Museum


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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. 2023. Figweb: figs and fig wasps of the world. URL: www.figweb.org(Accessed on <day-month-year>).

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