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Elisabethiella allotriozoonoides (Grandi)

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

Blastophaga allotriozoonoides Grandi 1916. Holotype Type locality: Afrotropics

Distribution

Eritrea, Uganda.

Biology

Ficus_natalensis_natalensis

Pollinator of Ficus natalensis natalensis Hochst. (Compton et al., 2009). Initially described from an unnamed fig collected in Eritrea, later recorded from Ficus "natalensis" in Uganda (Wiebes).

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.

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.

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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