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Elisabethiella stuckenbergi Grandi

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

Blastophaga stuckenbergi Grandi 1955. Holotype Type locality: South Africa



Elisabethiella stuckenbergi_map

Cameroon, Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa


Host figs: Ficus burkei; Ficus natalenis natalenis; Ficus natalenis graniticola; Ficus lingua depauperata; Ficus psilopoga.

Elisabethiella socotrensis often develops together  with E. stuckenbergi in the same fig in South Africa (Cornille et al., 2011).


Cornille, A., Underhill, J.G., Cruaud, A, Hossaert-McKey, M., Johnson, S. D., Tolley, K.A., Kjellberg, F., van Noort, S., Proffit, M. 2012. Floral volatiles, pollinator sharing and diversification in the fig-wasp mutualism: insights from Ficus natalensis and its two wasp pollinators (South Africa). Proceedings of the Royal Society B 279: 1731-1739

Grandi, G. 1955. Insetti dei fichi (Hymenoptera - Chalcidoidea) dell'Africa australe. Bollettino dell'Istituto di Entomologia della Universitą degli Studi di Bologna. 21:85-106.


Photographs © Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum).

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and Jean-Yves Rasplus (INRA, France)


Citation: van Noort, S. & Rasplus, JY. 2024. Figweb: figs and fig wasps of the world. URL: www.figweb.org(Accessed on <day-month-year>).

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