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Nigeriella avicola Wiebes

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

Nigeriella avicola Wiebes 1975. Holotype in NCB Naturalis (formerly Rijksmuseum van Natuurlijke Historie - RMNH). Type locality: Aldabra Island

Nigeriella_avicola

Mandible and mandibular appendage.

Distribution

 

Distribution_of_Nigeriella_avicola

Aldabra Island, Réunion (but probably also present in other areas (lighter colour) of the host fig Distribution: Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles and Comores islands)

Biology

Ficus_rubra_JYRasplus

Host fig: Ficus rubra Vahl

References

Wiebes J.T. 1975. Fig insects from Aldabra (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea). Entomologiske Meddelelser. 49(16):225-236.

Credits

Illustration Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum).

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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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