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Platyscapa Motschoulsky

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

Platyscapa Motschoulsky, 1863. Type species: Platyscapa frontalis Motschulsky, 1863.


Platyscapa awekei Wiebes, 1977


Platyscapa arnottiana Abdurahiman,1980


Platyscapa bergi Wiebes, 1986


Platyscapa corneri Wiebes,1980


Platyscapa coronata (Grandi,1928)


Platyscapa binghami Wiebes, 1980

Platyscapa desertorum Compton, 1990


Platyscapa etiennei Wiebes, 1977


Platyscapa fischeri Wiebes,1977

Platyscapa frontalis Motschulsky,1863


Platyscapa hsui Chen & Chou,1997


Platyscapa indica Priyadarsanan & Abdurahiman,1997


Platyscapa innumerabilis (Fullaway,1913)


Platyscapa ishiiana (Grandi,1923)


Platyscapa paschimaghatensis Priyadarsanan & Abdurahiman,1997

Platyscapa quadraticeps (Mayr,1885)


Platyscapa sahiana Priyadarsanan & Abdurahiman,1997


Platyscapa tjahela (Abdurahiman & Joseph,1975)

Platyscapa soraria Wiebes, 1980





Afrotropical region: Ethiopia, Madagascar, Malawi, Réunion, South Africa, Zambia. Oriental region: French Polynesia, Guam, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan. Palaearctic region: China, Iraq, Israel, Japan, United Arab Emirates.


Pollinators of Ficus species belonging to Subsections Conosycea and Urostigma (Section Urostigma; Subgenus Urostigma).


Motschulsky, V. de. 1863. Essai d'un catalogue des insectes de l'Ile Ceylon (Suite). Byulleten' Moskovskogo Obshchestva Ispytateley Prirody (Otdel Biologicheskiy). 36(3):1-153.

van Noort, S. & Rasplus, J.Y. 2010. Order Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea associated with figs (families Agaonidae & Pteromalidae). In: A. van Harten (ed.) Arthropod fauna of UAE 3, pp 325-355.

van Noort, S., Wang, R. & Compton, S.G. 2013. Fig wasps (Hymenoptera; Chalcidoidea: Agaonidae, Pteromalidae) associated with Asian fig trees (Ficus, Moraceae) in Southern Africa: Asian followers and African colonistsAfrican Invertebrates 54: 381–400.

Wang R, Aylwin R, Barwell L, Chen X-Y, Chen Y, Chou L-S, Cobb J, Collette D, Craine L, Giblin-Davis RM, Ghana S, Harper M, Harrison RD, McPherson JR, Peng YQ, Pereira RAS, Reyes-Betancort A, Rodriguez LJV, Strange E, van Noort S, Yang H-W, Yu H, Compton SG. 2015. The fig wasp followers and colonists of a widely introduced fig tree, Ficus microcarpa. Insect Conservation and Diversity doi: 10.1111/icad.12111


Photographs © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).

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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. 2023. Figweb: figs and fig wasps of the world. URL: www.figweb.org(Accessed on <day-month-year>).

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