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Nigeriella excavata_male_lateral

Nigeriella excavata Compton

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

Nigeriella excavata Compton, 1990. Holotype in Compton Collection, England. Type locality: South Africa.

Nigeriella excavata_male_lateral

Male habitus.

Nigeriella excavata_male_dorsal

Male dorsal view.

Nigeriella_excavata

Female mandible and mandibular appendage. 

 

Distribution

 

 

Distribution_of_Nigeriella_excavata

South Africa, but probably present throughout the range of the host fig (lighter colour)

Biology

Host fig: Ficus tettensis Hutch.

References

Compton, S.G. 1990. A collapse of host specificity in some African fig wasps. South African Journal of Science, 86: 39-40.

Credits

Photographs, illustrations and distribution map 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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