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Seres silvestrii (Grandi)

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

Crossogaster silvestrii Grandi 1916. Holotype in Instituto di Entomologia 'Giudo Grandi', Bologna Type locality: Senegal

Crossogaster atratus Masi 1917 (synonymy by van Noort 1994a).

Combination by Cruaud et al. (2013).

Distribution

 

Distribution_of_Philocaenus_silvestrii

Recorded from Senegal, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, South Africa, Madagascar, Comoros Islands, Seychelles, Aldabra, but likely to occur throughout the range of the host fig (light green area).

Biology

Host fig: Ficus lutea Vahl.

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. 1994a. Systematics of the sycoecine fig wasps (Agaonidae, Chalcidoidea, Hymenoptera), IV (Philocaenus, in part). Proceedings of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen 97: 311-339.

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

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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