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Paphagus Walker

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera;  Superfamily: Chalcidoidea; Family: Pteromalidae; Subfamily: Pteromalinae; Tribe: Pteromalini)

Paphagus Walker, 1843. Type species: Paphagus sidero Walker, 1843.


Paphagus sidero Walker, 1843


The type is lost; identity of the species is uncertain. Bouček (1993) is of the opinion that this genus belongs in the Entedoninae (Eulophidae).

Assumed association with figs is extremely tenuous and is only based on Mayr (1885) listing this genus along with  previously described genera of fig wasps (Bouček 1993).




St. Vincent: Caribbean.


Host: unknown.


Bouček, Z., 1993. The genera of Chalcidoid wasps from Ficus fruit in the New World. Journal of Natural History, 27: 173-217.

Mayr, G. 1885. Feigeninsecten. Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 35, 147-250.  

Walker, F. 1843. Descriptions of Chalcidites discovered in St. Vincent's Isle by the Rev. Lansdown Guilding. Annals and Magazine of Natural History. 12:46-49.



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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