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Otitesella Westwood

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

Otitesella Westwood 1883. Type species: Otitesella digitata Westwood, by monotypy.

Paracolystichus Girault 1915. Type species: Paracolystichus compressiventris, by original designation.

Otitesella africana species-group

 

Otitesella africana Grandi, 1921

 

Otitesella epicarioides Grandi, 1921

 

Otitesella gnaphalocarpae Risbec, 1951

 

Otitesella royi Wiebes, 1971

Otitesella sesquianellata van Noort, 1988

 

Otitesella tsamvi Wiebes, 1981

Otitesella uluzi Compton, 1988

Otitesella digitata species-group

 

Otitesella ako Ishii,1934

 

Otitesella amplipennis Girault,1915

 

Otitesella clarae Wiebes,1974

 

Otitesella compressiventris Girault,1915

 

Otitesella digitata Westwood,1883

 

Otitesella minima Joseph,1957

 

Otitesella longicauda van Noort 1997

 

Otitesella nefdti van Noort 1997

Otitesella pseudoserrata van Noort 1997

 

Otitesella rotunda van Noort 1997

 

Otitesella serrata Mayr 1885

 

Otitesella swezeyi Fullaway,1946

 

Otitesella tsjahelae Priyadarsanan, 2000

Distribution

 

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Afrotropical region: Botswana, Cameroon, Guinea, Ethiopa, Eritrea, Ivory Coast, Malawi, Tanzania, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierre Leone, South Africa, UAE, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Indo-Australian region: Australia, Guam, India, Japan, Philippines, Sri Lanka.

Biology

Phytophagous gallers of ovule (external oviposition).

References

Girault, A.A. 1915. Australian Hymenoptera Chalcidoidea - XIII. The family Agaonidae with descriptions of new (genera and) species. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum. 4:310-313.  

Westwood, J.O. 1883. Further descriptions of insects infesting figs. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London 1883: 29-47, plts iv-x.

Credits

Illustration and Photographs 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. 2018. Figweb: figs and fig wasps of the world. URL: www.figweb.org(Accessed on <day-month-year>).

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