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Seres rotundus (van Noort)

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

Philocaenus rotundus van Noort 1994. Holotype in South African Museum, Cape Town. Type locality: South Africa. Combination by Cruaud et al. (2013).


Female

Photographs Alan Manson https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/35200304


Male

Photographs Alan Manson https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/35200300


Seres rotundus female: 34, head, dorsal view; 35, head, ventral view; 36, mandible, ventral view; 37, fore tibia and first tarsal segment, antiaxial view. Figs. 38-41. Seres  rotundus, male: 38, head, dorsal view; 39, head, ventral view; 40, mandible, dorsal view; 41, antenna axial view. Scale bars = 0.1 mm.

Line drawings Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).


Distribution

 

Botswana, Malawi, South Africa, Zimbabwe.

Biology

Host fig: Ficus abutilifolia (Miq.) Miq.

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.  

Credits

Photographs Alan Manson or Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).

Map illustration and line drawings 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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