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Seres wardi van Noort

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

Seres wardi van Noort 1993. Holotype in South African Museum, Cape Town. Type locality: Lake Sibaya, South Africa

FEMALE

Figs. 8-14. Seres wardi van Noort female: 8, head, dorsal view; 9, head, ventral view; 10, antenna, antiaxial view; 11,  mandible, ventral view; 12, maxillary palp; 13, labial palp; 14, fore tibia and tarsus, antiaxial view. Scale bars = 0.1 mm.


MALE

Figs. 15-19. Seres wardi van Noort, male: 15, head, dorsal view; 16, head, ventral view; 17, antenna, dorsal view; 18, fore tibia (in part) and first tarsal segment; 19, mandible, ventral view. Scale bars = 0.1 mm.

Distribution

Seres_wardi_Distribution

Recorded from Tanzania and South Africa, but likely to be present throughout the range of the host fig (lighter colour).

Biology

Host fig: Ficus bubu Warb.

Reference

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.

Credits

Photographs and illustrations Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa)

Next genus: Sycoecus       Next species: Seres warei

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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