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Nigeriella letouzeyi Wiebes

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

Nigeriella letouzeyi Wiebes 1974. Holotype in NCB Naturalis (formerly Rijksmuseum van Natuurlijke Historie - RMNH). Type locality: Cameroon

Mandible and mandibular appendage.



Cameroon and Gabon, but probably present throughout the range of the host fig (lighter colour)


Host fig: Ficus pseudomangifera Hutch.


Wiebes J.T. 1974. Nigeriella, a new genus of West African fig wasps allied to Elisabethiella Grandi (Hymenoptera Chalcidoidea, Agaonidae). Zoologische Mededeelingen (Leiden) 48:2942.


Illustration Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum) (redrawn from Wiebes, 1974).

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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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