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Agaoninae Walker 1846

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

Agaoninae Walker, 1846. Type genus: Agaon Walker 1846.

ClassificationIdentification keys

Agaon Dalman, 1818

Alfonsiella Waterston, 1920

 

Allotriozoon Grandi, 1916

Blastophaga_psenes

Blastophaga Gravenhorst, 1829

Courtella_wardi_female

Courtella Kieffer, 1911

 

Deilagaon Wiebes, 1977

 

Dolichoris Hill, 1967

Elisabethiella_baijnathi

Elisabethiella Grandi, 1928

Eupristina Saunders, 1882

Nigeriella_species_habitus

Nigeriella Wiebes 1974

 

Paragaon Joseph, 1959

 

Pegoscapus Cameron, 1906

Platyscapa Motschoulsky, 1863

Pleistodontes_addicotti

Pleistodontes Saunders, 1882

 

Waterstoniella Grandi, 1921

 

Wiebesia Bouček, 1988

Distribution

Worldwide.

Biology

Gall formers of fig ovules. Obligate pollinators of Ficus species.

References

Bouček, Z. (1988) Australasian Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera). A biosystematic revision of genera of fourteen families with a reclassification of species. C.A.B. International, United Kingdom, 832 pp.

Campbell, B., Heraty, J., Rasplus, J. Y., Chan, K., Steffan-Campbell, J. & Babcock, C. (2000) Molecular systematics of the Chalcidoidea using 28S-rDNA. In: Austin A. D. & Dowton M. (Ed) The Hymenoptera: Evolution, Biodiversity and Biological Control, CSIRO Publishing, Canberra, pp. 59–73.

Cruaud, A., Jabbour-Zahab, R., Genson, G., Cruaud, C., Couloux, A., Kjellberg, F., van Noort, S. & Rasplus, J.Y. 2010. Laying the foundations for a new classification of Agaonidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea), a multilocus phylogenetic approach. Cladistics 26: 359-387.

Heraty, J. M., Burks, R. A., Cruaud, A., Gibson, G. A. P., Liljeblad, J., Munro, J., Rasplus, J.-Y., Delvare, G., Janšta, P., Gumovsky, A., Huber, J., Woolley, J. B., Krogmann, L., Heydon, S., Polaszek, A., Schmidt, S., Darling, D. C., Gates, M. W., Mottern, J., Murray, E., Dal Molin, A., Triapitsyn, S., Baur, H., Pinto, J. D., van Noort, S., George, J. and Yoder, M. 2013. A phylogenetic analysis of the megadiverse Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera). Cladistics. doi: 10.1111/cla.12006

Rasplus J.Y., Kerdelhué, C., Le Clainche I. & Mondor, G. (1998) Molecular phylogeny of fig waps (Hymenoptera). Agaonidae are not monophyletic. Compte Rendu de l’Académie des Sciences de Paris, 321, 517–527.

Walker, F. 1846. List of the specimens of Hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part 1 Chalcidites.  vii+100pp. London

Wiebes JT. 1993. Agaonidae (Hymenoptera Chalcidoidea) and Ficus (Moraceae): fig wasps and their figs, XI (Blastophaga) s.l. Proc. Kon. Ned. Akad. Wet. Ser. C 96: 347–367.

Credits

Photographs © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa) or Jean-Yves Rasplus (INRA).

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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