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Otitesella_longicauda_male_head

Otitesella longicauda van Noort

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera;  Superfamily: Chalcidoidea; Family: Pteromalidae; Subfamily: Otitesellinae; Genus: Otitesella)

Otitesella longicauda van Noort 1997. Holotype: Type locality:

Otitesella_longicauda_female_head

Female head.

Otitesella_longicauda_male_head

Male head.

Otitesella_longicauda_male_head

Male head, lateral view.

Otitesella_longicauda_male_dorsal_view

Male head an dmesosoma dorsal view.

Distribution

Ivory Coast, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, South Africa, but probably also present in the remaining Distributional area (lighter colour) of the host fig.

Biology

Host: Ficus ingens (Miq.) Miq. 

Reference

van Noort, S. & Rasplus, J.Y. 1997. Revision of the otiteselline fig wasps (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Agaonidae), I : Otitesella digitata species-group of the Afrotropical region, with a key to Afrotropical species of Otitesella Westwood. African Entomology, 5(1): 125-145.

Credits

Photographs, line and map Illustrations Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).

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

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