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Watshamiella Wiebes 

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

Watshamiella Wiebes 1981( in Bouček, Watsham & Wiebes). Type species: Watshamiella alata Wiebes 1981 ( in Bouček, Watsham & Wiebes).

 

Watshamiella species

 

Watshamiella alata Wiebes, 1981

 

Watshamiella aurea (Girault, 1919)

 

Watshamiella fictitia Wiebes, 1981

 

Watshamiella infida Wiebes, 1981

 

Watshamiella lucens Wiebes, 1981

 

Watshamiella species (ex F. altissima)

 

Watshamiella stilifera (Wiebes, 1966)

Distribution

Afrotropical, Oriental and Australasian regions.

Biology

Hyperparasitoids of Sycoryctinae using oviposition holes made by Sycoryctes andSycoscapter species (Compton et al. in press).

Reference

 

Bouček Z., 1988. Australian Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera) : a biosystematic revision of genera of fourteen families, with a reclassification of species. CAB International, Wallingford, 1-832 pp.

Bouček Z., A. Watsham & J.T. Wiebes, 1981. The fig wasp fauna of the receptacles of Ficus thonningii (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea). Tijdschrift Voor Entomologie, 124(5): 149-233. Compton, S.G., van Noort, S., Mcleish M., Deeble, M. & Stone, V. In press. Sneaky African fig wasps that oviposit through holes drilled by other species. African Natural History.

Credits

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

 

Next genus: Anidarnes (Sycophaginae)

 

Web authors Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

and Jean-Yves Rasplus (INRA, France)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. & Rasplus, JY. 2018. Figweb: figs and fig wasps of the world. URL: www.figweb.org(Accessed on <day-month-year>).

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