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Apocrypta guineensis Grandi 

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera;  Superfamily: Chalcidoidea; Family: Pteromalidae; Subfamily: Pteromalinae; Tribe: Otitesellini; Subtribe: Sycoryctina; Genus: Apocrypta)

Apocrypta guineensis Grandi 1916. Holotype Type locality: Guinea

 

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Distribution

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Guinea, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Zambia, South Africa

Biology

Host: Ficus sur Forssk. 

Reference

Grandi, G. 1916. Gli Agaonini (Hymenoptera Chalcididae) raccolti nell'Africa occidentale dal Prof. F. Silvestri. Bollettino del Laboratorio di Zoologia Generale e Agraria della R. Scuola Superiore d'Agricoltura, Portici. 10:121-286.

Ulenberg, S.A. 1985. The phylogeny of the genus Apocrypta Coquerel in relation to its hosts Ceratosolen Mayr (Agaonidae) and Ficus L. Verhandelingen der Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, Afdeeling Natuurkunde, Tweed Reeks. 83:149-176.

Ulenberg, S.A. & Pelt, W. van. 1985. A revision of the species of Apocrypta Coquerel: a taxonomic study incorporating uni- and multivariate analyses. Verhandelingen der Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, Afdeeling Natuurkunde, Tweede Reeks. 83:41-148.

Credits

Photographs Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa). Banner photograph Vida van der Walt (Pretoria).

 

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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. 2023. Figweb: figs and fig wasps of the world. URL: www.figweb.org(Accessed on <day-month-year>).

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