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Seres barbarus (Grandi)

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

Phagoblastus barbarus Grandi 1955. Holotype deposition: Bologna. Type locality: South Africa. New generic combination by Cruaud et al. (2013).

 

Photographs © Alan Manson (Hilton, Pietermaritzburg) https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/68363711

Distribution

 

Philocaenus barbarus_map

Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Biology

Host figs: Ficus burkei; Ficus natalensis natalensis; Ficus stuhlmannii.

References

 

Cruaud A, Underhill JG, Huguin M, Genson G, Jabbour-Zahab R, Tolley KA, Rasplus JY, van Noort S. 2013. A Multilocus Phylogeny of the World Sycoecinae Fig Wasps (Chalcidoidea: Pteromalidae). PLoS ONE 8(11): e79291. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0079291

Grandi, G. 1955. Insetti dei fichi (Hymenoptera - Chalcidoidea) dell'Africa australe. Bollettino dell'Istituto di Entomologia della Universitą degli Studi di Bologna. 21:85-106.

van Noort, S. 1994. Systematics of the Sycoecine fig wasps (Agaonidae, Chalcidoidea, Hymenoptera), V (Philocaenus, concluded; generic key; checklist). Proceedings of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wettenschappen, 97(3): 341-375.  

Credits

Photographs © Alan Manson (Hilton, Pietermaritzburg).

 

Next genus: Sycoecus    Next species: Seres barbatus

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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