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Otitesella pseudoserrata van Noort

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

Otitesella pseudoserrata van Noort, 1997 (in van Noort & Rasplus, 1997). Holotype: in Iziko South African Museum, Cape Town (SAMC). Type locality: South Africa.

Distribution

 

Otitesella pseudoserrata_map

Botswana, Ethiopia, South Africa, Tanzania, UAE, Yemen, Zimbabwe.

Biology

Host: Ficus salicifolia Vahl.

References

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.

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

van Noort, S. & van Harten, A. 2006. The species richness of fig wasps (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Agaonidae, Pteromalidae) in Yemen. Fauna of Arabia 22: 449472.

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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