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Seres armipes armipes Waterston

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

Seres armipes Waterston 1919. Holotype: in The Natural History Museum, London. Type locality: Ghana

Synonym: Seres longicephala Risbec 1951.


Figs. 24-28. Seres armipes subspec.?, ex F. sansibarica macrosperma (Mildbr. & Burr.), female: 24, head, dorsal view; 25, maxillary palp; 26, labial palp; 27, mandible, ventral view; 28, antenna, dorsal view.


Fig. 29. Seres solweziensis van Noort, female: 29, head, dorsal view.


Figs. 30 & 31. Seres armipes breviceps Wiebes, female: 30, mandible, ventral view; 31, head, dorsal view.


Fig. 32. Seres armipes armipes Waterston, female: 32, head, dorsal view. Scale bars = 0.1 mm.


Fig. 20. Seres armipes subspec.?, ex F. sansibarica macrosperma (Mildbr. & Burr.), male:  mandible, ventral view.

Figs. 21-23. Seres armipes armipes Waterston, male: 21, head, dorsal view; 22, mandible, ventral view; 23, antenna, antiaxial view. Scale bars = 0.1 mm.


Seres armipes armipes_map

Ghana, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Cameroon


Host fig: Ficus ovata Vahl


van Noort S., 1993. Systematics of the Sycoecine fig wasps (Agaonidae, Chalcidoidea, Hymenoptera), I (Seres). Proceedings of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wettenschappen, 96(2): 233-251.

Waterston, J. 1919. A new sycophagine (Agaonidae-Chalcidoidea) genus and species from the Gold Coast. Entomologist's Monthly Magazine 55, 274-277.


Photographs and 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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