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Alfonsiella brongersmai Wiebes

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera;  Superfamily: Chalcidoidea; Family: Agaonidae; Genus: Alfonsiella)

Alfonsiella brongersmai Wiebes 1972. Holotype in NCB Naturalis (formerly Rijksmuseum van Natuurlijke Historie - RMNH). Type locality: Kenya.

Distribution

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Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Biology

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Pollinator of Ficus burkei (Miq.) Miq., Ficus natalensis natalensis Hochst. and Ficus petersii Warb.

Elisabethiella allotriozoonoides (Grandi), Alfonsiella brongersmai Wiebes, Alfonsiella longiscapa Joseph & Alfonsiella natalensis Wiebes have been recorded together in the same fig crop in Uganda (Compton et al., 2009).

References

Compton, S.G., Grehan, K. & van Noort, S. 2009. A fig crop pollinated by three or more species of agaonid fig wasps. African Entomology 17: 215-222.

Wiebes J.T., 1972. The genus Alfonsiella Waterston (Hymenoptera Chalcidoidea, Agaonidae). Zoologische Mededeelingen, Leiden. 47:321-330, Figs 1-37.

Credits

Photographs and distribution map 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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