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Lachaisea species ex Ficus conraui

Lachaisea Rasplus

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

Lachaisea Rasplus 2003 (in Rasplus, Harry, Perrin, Chassagnard & Lachaise). Type species: Callimomus imerinensis Risbec 1956.

 

Lachaisea africana (Wiebes, 1971)

 

Lachaisea brevimucro (Bouček, 1981)

 

Lachaisea equicollis (Bouček, 1981)

 

Lachaisea hemimucro (Wiebes, 1981)

 

Lachaisea imerinensis (Risbec, 1956)

 

Lachaisea longimucro (Bouček, 1981)

 

Lachaisea orientalis (Wiebes, 1975)

Distribution

Afrotropical region.

Biology

The genus includes about 50 undescribed species in Africa all of which are associated with Ficus subgenus Urostigma section Galoglychia. The species are gall makers within the flowers or the fig wall.

Credits

Photograph ©  Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum).

References

Rasplus J.Y., Harry, M., Perrin H., Chassagnard, M.T. & Lachaise D. 2003. Les Ficus (Moraceae) et l'entomofaune des figues (Hym. Agaonidae, Pteromalidae, Torymidae, Eurytomidae; Dipt. Drosophilidae; Col. Curculionidae) du mont Nimba en Guinée, in Lamotte, M & Roy, R. (eds), Le peuplement animal du mont Nimba (Guinée, Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia). Mémoirs du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle 190: 107-182. Paris.

Risbec, J. 1956. Torymidae et Agaonidae de Madagascar (Hym. Chalcidoidea). Annales de la Société Entomologique de France. 124:149-194.

Wiebes J.T., 1981. The fig insects of La Réunion (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea). Annales de la Société Entomologique de France (N.S.), 17: 543-570.  

Next genus: Meselatus

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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