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Platyscapa soraria Wiebes

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

Platyscapa soraria Wiebes 1980 (in Wiebes & Abdurahim). Holotype in NCB Naturalis (formerly Rijksmuseum van Natuurlijke Historie - RMNH). Type locality: Zambia

Platyscapa_soraria_male_lateral

        Male habitus.

Platyscapa_soraria_male_dorsal

                                Male dorsal view.

Distribution

 

Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, but probably also present in the remaining Distributional area (lighter colour) of the host fig.

Biology

Host fig: Ficus ingens (Miq.) Miq.

References

Wiebes J.T. & Abdurahim U.C. 1980. Additional notes on Platyscapa Motschoulsky (Hymenoptera Chalcidoidea, Agaonidae). Proc. Kon. Ned. Akad. Wet. Ser. C 83:195207.

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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