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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



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:




Pleistodontes froggatti_map

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

Wasps also introduced into Hawaii.


Host fig: Ficus macrophylla Desf. ex Pers.


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. 


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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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