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Seres armipes breviceps Wiebes

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

Seres armipes breviceps Wiebes 1961. Holotype: Natural History Museum Leiden. Type locality: Uganda.


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.


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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.

Wiebes, J.T. 1961. On the variability of Agaon paradoxum (Dalman) Grandi and Seres armipes Waterston, with remarks on other African Agaonidae (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea). Zoologische Mededeelingen, Leiden. 37:231-240.


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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