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Elisabethiella comptoni Wiebes

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

Elisabethiella comptoni Wiebes 1989. Holotype in NCB Naturalis (formerly Rijksmuseum van Natuurlijke Historie - RMNH). Type locality: Malawi.


Female

South Africa (Kruger National Park, Mopani Camp). Photographs Alan Manson (Pietermaritzburg).

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/35199342


Male

South Africa (Kruger National Park, Mopani Camp). Photographs Alan Manson (Pietermaritzburg).

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/35199341 and https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/35206154


Distribution

 

 

Botswana, Malawi, South Africa, Zimbabwe.

Biology

Host: Ficus abutilifolia (Miq.) Miq.

References

Wiebes, J.T. 1989. Agaonidae (Hymenoptera Chalcidoidea) and Ficus (Moraceae) : fig wasp and their figs, III. (Elisabethiella). Proceedings of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, 92: 117-136.  

Credits

Photographs Alan Manson (Pietermaritzburg), or photographs Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).

Map illustration Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).

Next genus: Eupristina        Next species: Elisabethiella enriquesi

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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