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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 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

Kjellberg, F. and Lesne A. 2020. Ficus carica and its pollination. https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-02516888

Kjellberg, F. van Noort, S, Rasplus JY. In press. Fig wasp and pollination. In Sarkhosh, L. Ferguson, A.M. Yavari (Editors): The Fig: Botany, Production and Uses. CAB International.

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.

van Noort, S. & Rasplus J.Y. 2010. Order Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea associated with figs (families Agaonidae & Pteromalidae)  In: A. van Harten (ed.) Arthropod fauna of the United Arab Emirates 3, pp 325-355.

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. 2021. Figweb: figs and fig wasps of the world. URL: www.figweb.org(Accessed on <day-month-year>).

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