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Apocryptini Wiebes

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

Apocryptini Wiebes 1966. Type genus: Apocrypta Wiebes 1966.

ClassificationIdentification Keys



Boučeka Koçak & Kemal, 2008


Afrotropical, Oriental and Australasian regions.


Parasitoids/inquilines of fig wasps associated with section Sycomorus.


Coquerel, C. 1855. Description de parasite anormaux d'un figuier de l'ile de Bourbon. Revue et Magasin de Zoologie Pure et Appliquée (2). 7:365-371, 422-427.

Grandi, G. 1916. Gli Agaonini (Hymenoptera Chalcididae) raccolti nell'Africa occidentale dal Prof. F. Silvestri. Bollettino del Laboratorio di Zoologia Generale e Agraria della R. Scuola Superiore d'Agricoltura, Portici. 10:121-286.

Segar ST, Lopez-Vaamonde C, Rasplus J-Y, Cook JM. 2012. The global phylogeny of the subfamily Sycoryctinae (Pteromalidae): Parasites of an obligate mutualism. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 65: 116-125. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2012.05.030 PubMed: 22683561.

Ulenberg, S.A. 1985. The phylogeny of the genus Apocrypta Coquerel in relation to its hosts Ceratosolen Mayr (Agaonidae) and Ficus L. Verhandelingen der Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, Afdeeling Natuurkunde, Tweed Reeks. 83:149-176.

Ulenberg, S.A. & Pelt, W. van. 1985. A revision of the species of Apocrypta Coquerel: a taxonomic study incorporating uni- and multivariate analyses. Verhandelingen der Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, Afdeeling Natuurkunde, Tweede Reeks. 83:41-148.

Wiebes, J.T. 1966. The structure of the ovipositing organs as a tribal characters in the Indo-Australian Sycophaginae Torymidae (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea). Zoologische Mededeelingen, Leiden. 41:151-159.


Photographs © Jean-Yves Rasplus or © Vida van der Walt (Pretoria).

Web authors Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

and Jean-Yves Rasplus (INRA, France)


Citation: van Noort, S. & Rasplus, JY. 2022. Figweb: figs and fig wasps of the world. URL: www.figweb.org(Accessed on <day-month-year>).

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