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Pleistodontes froggatti Mayr

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

Pleistodontes froggatti Mayr 1906. Holotype female in NHMV Type locality: New South Whales, Australia

 

Synonyms:

Pleistodontes semiruficeps Girault, 1929: 318. Holotype female in South Australian Museum, Adelaide. Type locality:

Pleistodontes listzi Girault, 1932: 2. Lectotype female in Queensland Museum, Brisbane. Type locality:

Distribution

 

 

Pleistodontes froggatti_map

Australia (Widespread along the eastern coast. Also recorded from western part of Australia.)

Wasps also introduced into Hawaii.

Biology

Host fig: Ficus macrophylla Desf. ex Pers.

References

Girault, A.A. 1929. Notes on, and descriptions of, chalcid wasps in South Australian Museum. Concluding paper. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia. 53:309-346.  

Girault, A.A. 1932. New lower Hymenoptera from Australia and India. 6pp. Brisbane, private publication

Mayr, G. 1906. Neue Feigen-Insekten. Wiener Entomologische Zeitung 25:153-187. 

Credits

Next genus: Pegoscapus        Next species: Pleistodontes galbinus

 

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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