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Seres liodontus (Wiebes)

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

Phagoblastus liodontus Wiebes 1979. Holotype in The National Natural Museum, The Netherlands. Type locality: Gabon. Combination by Cruaud et al. (2013).

Distribution

 

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Ivory Coast, Gabon, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, South Africa

Biology

Host figs: Ficus burkei; Ficus natalensis leprieurii (Miq.) Berg, Ficus kamerunensis Mildbr. & Burret, Ficus rokko, Ficus craterostoma Mildbr. & Burr., Ficus lingua lingua Wild. & Dur., Ficus stuhlmannii Warb.& Ficus burtt-davyi.

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  

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.   

Wiebes, J.T. 1979. Fig wasps from Gabon: new species of Agaon (Agaonidae) and Phagoblastus (Torymidae) (Hymenoptera Chalcidoidea). Proceedings Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, Amsterdam. (C). 82:391-400.

Credits

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. 2021. Figweb: figs and fig wasps of the world. URL: www.figweb.org(Accessed on <day-month-year>).

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